Pain in Life

Why does my whole body ache,

but my heart remains numb?

I don’t feel like myself.  

I feel like a phantom  

of who I used to be,

and I don’t know why.  

Pain has seeped into my veins,

and it flows through my moods.

Why can’t I be happy?

Why does everything

feel so passé, so who-cares?

I just want to smile.  

Is this the process of learning?

Is this a part of growing up?

I hope it’s just a phase  

because I can’t stand

this much longer

before it defines me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Pain is a part of growing up. It's how we learn. Angels & Demons

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