Please don't cry little child

It can't last forever?

Please don’t cry little child,

Your pain will be over soon.

The sky is dark and it rumbles in sight,

And your pain will be over soon.


Please don’t cry little child,

No one can feel your pain.

Your world turns dark and it becomes frigid at night,

And your pain will be over soon.


Please don’t cry little child,

They don’t want to know your name.

Your heart becomes dark and you tremble when touched,

And your pain will be over soon.


Please don’t cry little child,

You will never be the same.

Close your eyes and disappear for awhile,

And your pain will be over soon.


Please don’t cry little child,

They don’t see you anyway.

And even if they did they just don’t care,

And your pain will be over soon.


Please don’t cry little girl,

You will be a woman soon.

You will learn how to love,

And you will be loved.

And your pain will be over soon.


Open your eyes little girl,

The world can be peaceful and without shame.

I will not lie,

Life will be rough,

But the pain will be over soon.


So hold your breath,

And hold on tight,

You can get through this life just fine.

Learn how to bend,

So you won't break.

And the pain can be over soon.


There are things that life brings our way that we hold onto for one reason or another. Memories can be blessings, but just as easily they can be curses. I was once told it can't be this way forever, at the time I was told this, I probably rolled my eyes and mumbled under by breath, "What do you know about forever or about pain"?

I have since come to the conclusion that the good and the bad is the beauty of life, it is forever changing and evolving into something new. Some days are harsh and cruel, yet others are surprisingly filled with beauty and light. The days of beauty are the days that we need to pull our strength from when fears-memories and moments catch up to us and attempt to break us.

The situations that teach us each how to bend in order to keep from breaking are uniquely personal to each of us. Even though some days I still close my eyes and disappear for awhile- I am okay with life, and all of my dusty, and dim moments of clouded realizations from my past. I am winning today because I am alive. I am breathing and feeling everything, just the way that I should feel it-and so now I think to myself-So this is life? What a great concept this life has turned out to be.

Memories are meant to be remembered, but you can't live your life if you are stuck in the past- everyone has to learn to let go- if they really want to live. Don't you think?

If you are a fan of poetry, you may like one of these two poems too- A Deep Red Purple Stains the Ground   or  I wish, I hope, I dream....   Thanks for reading my hub-please feel free to leave any comments, I like getting feedback from everyone.

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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Let me start by saying this poem touched me on so many levels. My heart wants to reach out and wrap my arms around that little girl that was silenced from her pain.

I can only speak for myself. I wanted nothing more than to get on with my life and to just forgive. There was absolutely nothing more that I wanted then to just live. I could taste it, just didn't know how to get there.

Until I stopped, self medicating the pain, broke through the layers of denial and sought professional help to work through the painful memories that held me hostage; there was no life.

I agree that letting go and grieving the losses are all part of the process.

For myself the only way out was through. It may be different for others.

Sorry, I must be honest in my comment.

Hugs to the little girl,

Sage


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks for being the first one to comment on this hub Sage, and for being so honest and beautiful with your comment, as you always are :)

Life has the ability to break you if you don't learn to cope, forgive and move on-I very much agree-that many times the only way out is to travel through. Thanks so much for being so personal with your comment.

hc


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Although my comment is in no way as deep as Sage's (at times I find it hard to express what I'm feeling) words at this time escape how this poem truly touched me H.C. Porter. In addition to your awesome photography, you do have a way with words. All I can say, is thank you.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

It touched me so deeply, loved it all the way...


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Veronica,

I am glad that you liked it- You are always so nice and encouraging with your comments. Thanks for taking the time to read another one of my hubs

Moulik,

Thank you as well for commenting on this one. I am glad you felt so deeply about it.

hc


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

This is exceptional, H.C. Moved me very deeply. Thanks for sharing from the heart.

I know you love music. Have you heard "God Is In The Roses", by Rosanne Cash? If not, get hold of it & give it a listen. The album is "Black Cadillac" & on it she sorts through memories & grief.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Very well said. I liked the poem, and even more the last sentence, we must look forward. Thumbs up.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ken,

Thanks for commenting on my poem. I have not heard of God Is in the Roses-but I will look for it and give it a listen. Thanks for the suggestion.

Hypnodude,

Thanks for reading and for commenting. When I write poems sometimes, I dont always feel as if it is complete or I said all I wanted to say-which is where the words at the end came into play. I think if more people truly realized that when you hold onto the things that you can not go back and change you are doing one thing which is hurt your future. Thanks again for commenting

hc


Nan 6 years ago

I enjoyed your poem, it was beautiful. I am an international poet, and have several books published. Now I's trying to write.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Nan, Thanks for your comment and all the comments you leave on my work. I appreciate you following my writing and I am glad that you enjoy the majority of what you read. Thanks

hc


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Please don't cry....Sorry but I couldn't help it. Very touching hub and so emotional speaking right to me. Excellent job, H.C.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Ann Nonymous,

I am sorry I caused tears... Glad you liked it though! Thanks for reading and commenting, and for becoming a fan-

hc


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

That was a great hub h.c. your words really moved me. thank you so much for writing this, as it's very beautiful

by the way, thanks for not skipping me earlier. ;)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Steven, for your comment. And no problem :) I get skipped quite often- as you said, I don't post for my health :D


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Richieb799 6 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

I like the contrast between Good times and bad times and the little mention of hanging on in there at the end of each verse :) and the photos :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Richie for reading and commenting. I am glad you picked up on the hope after each verse :)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

I was right about you :-)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

HC, I hope your writing can offer some solace from the burdens you seem to sometimes carry. There is no protection from the unthinking (or unfeeling) comments of others. You have been hurt by people. (I have, also...)

You have a good heart and a clear understanding of the duality of life. The action and reaction, the give and take, and the joy and pain. There will be pain again, but there will also be joy.

I admire your work very much, it never fails to touch me (and it makes me quite verbose, I'm afraid... ).

Mike

Mike


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

De Greek, Thanks for your comment on this hub-Although I am not sure what it is you think? Thanks for stopping buy and leaving a comment though :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Mike,

Writing does help with the sadness that I sometimes feel, or dealing with the sadness I have felt in the past. It is like exhaling after taking a deep breath.

I am okay with the hurt I have felt-and I cherish every bit of joyous occasion I have experienced. It is the collaboration of such moments that make this life worth while and has made me the person that I am today and hopefully will assist in making me a stronger person in the future for my children. I am not so sure I deserve admiration for my work, but I am honored that you feel that way about what I put into my writing. You have much immeasurable talent as well, which is very admirable.

Thanks for leaving another comment filled with such great insight :) Always appreciated

hc


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A very touching poem, thank you for sharing and i now look forward to reading more of your work.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Eiddwen

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this poem, and it is my pleasure to share something that provokes people to respond.

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