Saturday, September 04, 2010

love, trust, live...

working from pain
building walls of defense
succeeds only in
existing isolated in pain.


boneman said...

walls of defense will keep out the pain, that's true.
Unfortunate that it also keeps pleasure away, too.
As well as laughter and fleeting whimsical moments from you.
In fact, if well done, keeps away all the happiness that's due.

Surely whatever pain there was to be had
isn't worth keeping a person forever not glad,
of the pretty colors in the flowers of an attentive lad.
Oh, heck, baby, in the end I'de rather make you mad...

Than see you miss out on all the other sensations in life
As if you had cut them all out with a sharp knife.
No, there's a great balance to things that bring strife.
Yes, there is equal laughing to all of the trying rife.

And I'm not just being fanciful and speaking aloof.
Not saying I'de rather be run over by a horse hoof.
I'm not even saying laugh at your dumb leaking roof.
I'm just saying I love you, I am your goof.


Froth said...

I wish you a "Fuck'em if they can't take a joke" moment towards that pain.
And a lightening of it, too.

Jean said...

The walls are down, finally.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I'm with Boneman.

boneman said...

Then I reckon I should share the bottle of wine.

Doom said...

Aye, getting past it would be advisable. But until the butterfly can live whole, the chrysalis must remain. Some of us will never fly, or die it seems.

the walking man said...

As long as it is mine, honestly come by then I can exist in my isolation and pain very well.

Michael Morse said...

The bane of my existence is isolationism. I fight it every day.

Great stuff lately, Jean.

Jean said...

Some aloneness is good, as long as it doesn't make us miss the important intimacies in life.