shut my mouth

twisted and torn
from trying to be brave
grin and bear it
don’t be a misery
others have it worse
but it hurts
the simple truth is this
it hurts
and I don’t know
where to go with this pain
how to expunge it
I spill emotions into words
let go the angst
feel free
but this
this endless aching
twinging fire
remains despite a novel
placed upon a page
and I’m still here
still torn
wanting to scream
complain and moan
but trying
trying oh so hard

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. oh Suzy, I feel for you – it’s really hard dealing with constant pain. I’ve known people who suffer with ME and seen the impact of chronic pain in their lives. Please feel free to keep moaning 🙂

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