Push out the Pain- a Poem about Trying to Forget

Push out the Pain

Her mind screaming,

she runs out into the night air,

clad only in a scant gown.


Running in bare feet,

she stumbles and falls to the pavement

and lies there for a moment.


But only for a moment

as she is driven by clamoring echoes

she thought were long forgotten.


She pushes, and scratches,

with raw fingers and bleeding nails,

to get to her feet.


Her brain pulsating,

she rushes on into the darkness,

not feeling the blood on her legs.


Pushing onward in desperate attempt

her body takes over to release

the fear that her mind cannot.


© 2012 Vicki L Hodges

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Wow! Felt like running myself away from that pain that wanted to steal a heart in the middle of the night. Powerful message! We all have our own fears and dela with them accordingly. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.... Let me lock my back porch door just in case!

LORD


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed. We all try to run away from the pain, but turn around and it is there all over again. Tough job - getting over, but not impossible. Loved your poem and voted up.


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Terror is bad anytime. Terror at night tends to shred your soul and leave you with nowhere to go. Very well written I shook with her fear


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lord, lock that back door!!!! Love your comments! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Vellur. Much appreciated!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hubert--"shred your soul and leave you with nowhere to go." Great comment! Love it!


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Thank you Victoria Lynn. Loved that poem


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thank YOU, Hubert!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great poem about doing anything to escape the pain! Up, beautiful!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, xstatic. Glad you like it!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Cool poem and very visual.

JT


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Gosh! That was intense Vicki. It made me relive some painful moments myself.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

WOW!!! Now that's a P O E M !!!!....I felt her pain and sadness....so real, Victoria. UP+++


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, JT. Since I didn't add a photo this time, I'm glad the poem still created its own vision. Thanks!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Cardisa. Glad you could feel it, even thought I'm not glad for your reliving some painful moments!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

effer--Coming from a new poet like you, I'm honored with your comment. Thank for the UP! Have you written your next poem yet?


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

No I haven't I forgot

That's because I'm not so hot!

I will leave the poems to you

Wayne, SanneL & Martie too!

Too much work, I hate to think

You guys are good, but I stink!!! hahahahlmao I crack myself up!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LOL--Great poem, effer! Keep cracking yourself up!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon

If poetry is helping image escape the confinement of word and find its way to a heart which can then play the image on the screen within the reader, then you have writen well.I have to go to the concession stand now. I get hungry at the movies.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This is a very " up front" poem Victoria. The emotions very real!

Voted Up!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LOL, arb. You crack me up. I get your point, though. I'm glad the poem created the scene. Now go get that popcorn! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Curiad, I'm glad you get the emotional aspect. Thanks so much!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

So much emotion in a relatively short number of lines!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, dear Christy! I appreciate that so much.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

That was one nasty bad dream, forcing her to run away from it or through it. I've often had nightmares as well, sometimes I'm running across a battlefield of long long ago. I wonder what RUNNING really means in a dream? Nicely done Victoria, I felt her fear and pain all at the same time. Voted up as always.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, Vincent, sometimes we just run, run, run to escape, I guess. Thanks for stopping by. Your comments always mean a lot. Thank you!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Reminded me of Julia Robert's Sleeping With the Enemy... somewhere... brilliantly written with stark imagery

Great poem Vic!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rahul! Cool! What an eerie, interesting movie! Stark imagery--I love that compliment. Thanks so much!


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN

The imagery is certainly stark. As I well know, the pain can be overwhelming, and grief can drive you to places that even fear cannot. Nice poem.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Chris--You're right about grief and what it can do. Thanks for reading and commenting. :-)

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