Lap Up That Pain

image: Joanquin Aranoa

Lap up that pain
That feeling mightn’t come again
You might find numbness follows
Fear inures you to another
Armour, thickened skin, self-protection
Grown and honed to impenetrable perfection
Lap up that pain
You might not ever feel again


To bring balance… for there are two sides to love

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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47 Responses to Lap Up That Pain

  1. Dale says:

    Beautifully done, Crispina.
    Yes, there are. We could never fully appreciate the good without tasting the bad…

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  2. Sadje says:

    In simple words, you’ve dealt with a difficult topic.

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  3. Laleh Chini says:

    It’s always the bad which reminds us the goods. it shouldn’t be nut unfortunately is true.

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  4. This is… I don’t think saying it’s beautiful does it justice. Because yes, it is beautiful but so are many other poems that i keep coming across each day. What makes it special, for me on a personal basis, is i find it acutely relatable. As do, i am sure, all your readers who have liked it. It’s beautiful because it touches on something many of us end up doing during one or the other phase of our lives.

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  5. The poem is so beautiful and deep, Crispina.

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  6. Wise advice, we need to feel both the good and the bad to appreciate life.

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  7. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautifully written Poeta.
    Es cosa de dos – It takes two to tango.
    And yes β€œfor there are two sides to love.”

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    • Thank you, Jen.
      I’m running really late on checking the blog, and rushing through it cos I need an early night… out early tomorrow
      Stay safe, my friend

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      • Jen Goldie says:

        I know. You’re too busy on Twitter. Priorities!

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      • I’m picking up sales. Not mega, but it’s because I’m connecting
        And I admit, I am having fun. Quirky funny comments. And I put my photos out too.

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      • Jen Goldie says:

        Like I said priorities and not just me. I guess we have to make choices. You’re going away from your timetable (Like sleep early and not spending so much time on the computer.) You were so adament about it. You preached to me about it!
        Our loss I guess. I hope your gain is worth it.

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      • But see, Jen, late though I was going to be, I was up at 5:30, bright and bushy tailed, bouncing, happy to greet another day
        I’m walking. Not sure yet if it’ll be the 9-10 miles to Burgh Castle and back or whether we’ll keep it the 7-8 miles we’ve been doing.
        The thing is, once you’ve sorted you sleep problems, an occasional late night does no damage

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  8. Jen Goldie says:

    Twitter addiction. As usual my point not taken. Nothing to do but wait.
    First thing she’ll do is twitter her trek. All excited! WP a pittance.

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  9. poohandtigger2 says:

    Pain is required to enjoy the ecstasy.

    It has to be released, so we can heal.

    I know where you are coming from with your poem.

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  10. Wow. This is really beautiful. You have actually wrote something deep with a few words. Good job!

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  11. Beautiful! Thank you for your words. Can’t wait to read more ❀️

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