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Obscuring the Pain

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 The pain was more than I could bear

The grief beyond belief

I had to deaden the feeling

Go to a place of healing

To stop my heart bleeding

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I lay on the bed and closed my eyes

And I felt my skin tingle

As if a thousand needles

Were brushing me lightly

And holding me tightly

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As the warmth of darkness enfolded me

God in his mercy defended me

Safely sheltered me in His love

Shielded me from more heartache

And watched over me ‘til daybreak

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©DGA 12 October 2011 02:28

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

22 thoughts on “Obscuring the Pain

  1. Good Morning Adee…please tell me that is not something happening now!!!
    Very powerful.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful words..thank you once again.

    love P

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  3. Perhaps that is what is meant by “sleep tight”…. In God’s arms. Thanks for that post, but I’m not sure if I should feel happy or sad for her. Any insight for me?

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  4. Denise. A lovely poem. And full of feeling.
    When my heart used to be full of anxiety, I used to creep out of the bedroom and go to my radio, find someone to talk to (in morse) and after half an hour I was rested and could find sleep again. I guess that was God’s gift to me, just the same.
    John

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    • Thanks, John. I do believe that God fulfils all our needs, but in his own way and in his own time. And I also think that we often don’t even notice how he does this because he sometimes works in a circuitous fashion to get there.

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  5. A wonderful response to the dark night of the soul, Denise.

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  6. on some level we all go through similar seasons…i am glad you know the one that shelters us even in the storm…

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  7. Amen,. praise God …How I have wished on many occasions when He has been working back around in that circuit, I was paying more attention, and recalling the times He had unmistakably sheltered me in the past.
    Bless You Denise, thanks for a wonderful poem from the heart.

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  8. I have felt that warmth too even in my agnostic, hippy, pagan way. Beautiful, Adeeyoyo. And uplifting…

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  9. It’s amazing how these memories suddenly pop out of nowhere years down the track, Adee, as if the mind only deals with them when it’s good and ready

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  10. God is one singular source of strength that can de-body us from pain when we focus our attention on, and shall embody us back when the pain (c)eases. Mind creates a beautiful heaven for the spirit to live temporarily there, till it is restored to its rented house. Else, it shall appropriate another.

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