The 12 Steps of Pain: Amazing Poems and Poetry of Love and Hope: About The Pain of Falling In Love

The 12 Steps of Pain.

‘The 12 Steps of Pain’: Amazing Poems and Poetry of Love and Hope: A Life Circle: About The Pain of Falling In Love; by Pearldiver, explains the amazing degrees of pain that some suffer, as a result of refusing to accept love into their lives. Love is a very persistent animal that stalks all of us at some point in our lives, usually attacking us when we are most vulnerable and carrying us off to the most amazing places…. Unless we fight back and make sure that our defenses are such, that nothing as life changing as love catches us off guard.

It’s pretty tough out there; today it seems some still carry clubs; it’s really unfair because love always sneaks up on you and before you have a chance to run away again; you are clubbed, wined and dined and totally enjoying yourself! So how can you stay single, grumpy, unhappy, safe from potential lovers, completely boring and still get all the benefits of being carried off to those amazing places?

According to the 12 Steps of Pain process, it is genuinely impossible! So, give up, stop being a wuss and you will find that a little pain can go along way! It seems that it is also extremely important to remember that if you don’t give up completely and wish to try to hold onto say, 80% of your unhappiness or grumpiness, then the 12 Steps of Pain Universal Laws will automatically kick in and dictate that you suffer a greater fate!

What this generally means, is that you are very likely to fall completely in love with someone who is way more unhappy or grumpier than you are! Of course while that may not be great news for you…. It is off course great news for the rest of us free and wild single escapees, who may genuinely be dodging those grumpy ones themselves! Phew, thanks for your personal sacrifice, may you have everything that we have avoided! So best advice for you in considering the 12 Steps of Pain process must be this: Be careful out there, if you start feeling pain unexpectedly, then chances are your days and nights alone are numbered and coming quickly to an end. Good Luck and never forget that the pains of love are completely what you make them…. Please Enjoy: ‘The 12 Steps of Pain’ by Pearldiver.

© Copyright 2013 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved.

Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?

How well we really mask love.

The 12 Steps of Pain.


* The 12 Steps of Pain.*

♥ Step 1 ♥

Are you now happy?

Now that I am in such pain

Agony

You would have me endure it

Willingly


♥ Step 2 ♥

How have you

So small in stature

So large of life

Inflicted such pain

On such a trusting lover


♥ Step 3 ♥

Without warning

No reason given

No clues or sign

No chance to avoid being

Pierced by this pain

♥ Step 4 ♥

Oh you may well smile

And shamelessly deny

But this pain

Was surely created

By you


♥ Step 5 ♥

This pain

Given of your soul

Via those eyes

Used to penetrate

My hardened shell


♥ Step 6 ♥

A pain of throbbing loss

Like the intense pain

Felt by the secreted oyster

Her hidden days over

And innocent pearl ravaged


♥ Step 7 ♥

So, are you happy now?

Now that I am in such love

Ecstasy

You would have me endure it

Quietly


♥ Step 8 ♥

How have you

So magically

So easily, accurately

Cast such dependence

On your hypnotic chains


♥ Step 9 ♥

You awaken me again

From my slumber

With gentle spider steps

Across closed eyelashes

To my lips open, in such pain


♥ Step 10 ♥

Hot breath sighs

Across my lobe

My neck, my heart

Oh joyous pain

So cruelly she moves away

Teasingly flicking that mane


♥ Step 11 ♥

Ha

Now you are ready for me

She tells me, as I reach

The end

Of my solitary independent life

Ravaged by this pain


♥ Step 12 ♥

Trapped in my defiant knowledge

That her very spell

Has chosen me, to be

In this agonizing pain

And the ecstasy of

Being inescapably..... in love again...


♥Pearldiver♥

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

THIS IS REMARKABLE, INCREDIBLE AND MIND PROVOKING!!! VOTED UP UP UP!!!!!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Wow.... Hi bellawritter, thanks for reading this poem and for your excellent and positive comment. Cheers for that.. you take care.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Some lovely analogies in this, Pearldiver... thank you. Much enjoyed.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Twilight Lawns, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I appreciate your kind compliments and am pleased that you enjoyed this poem. Cheers.. Be Well and Take Care.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Awesomely beautiful! Alas I have the antidote for love. God bless Pearldiver!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Micky, thanks for reading this poem Sir and I'm thankful as always for your positive comments. It's good to see you out and about after your special ops tour mate. You are clearly a faster runner Micky, there perhaps lies the only antidote to the 12 steps of pain! You Take Care my friend and enjoy that the hours are numbered for this sad 2010 year. Be Well.


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Reflecting Pool 5 years ago from The other side of the coop

Ah - for me! Thank you PD! I won't give up, and will let my guard down a little more each day!

I shall come back and read this again and again!! Hugs!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful words.Thank you.

Cheers


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello RP, Thanks for reading this poem and don't give up, even though it might be prudent to get yourself a better and faster set of legs than those of a two day old chicken.

Cheers for your positive comment.. You take care and be well.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi AE, thanks for taking the time to read this and your kind compliment. All the best for the New Year. Be Well and Take Care out there.


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Wow...I'm simply amazed at how you organized this poem into a step-by-step process of words directed towards "Love." That was awesome! I relate most definitely with step #5. I love this piece! Great work. Thank you... Thank you... Thank you... for sharing this with us. I Love it!


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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

...read this a few times PD...it's a good one....luv the words in step 9...(all the steps really)....


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi ROL, thanks for reading this work and your positive comments. It's really only 'organized' that way because I wrote 12 stanzas to the poem lol... Well... maybe not.. It also seemed to be the average distance people managed to run.. before they got caught! I'm glad you enjoyed the 12 Steps of Pain.. take care and have a great new year.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Someway, thanks for reading this poem and your positive compliments. I think it might be.. a good one. Step #9 is an amazing, really nice way to wake up as well. But hey.... I'm still just writing from memory though hahaha, it might be different with one of those monster spiders from South America. You have a Great New Year Someway - it's a pity there's no party at HP again.. but we'd probably get banned anyway! Take Care.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

This strikes close to home for a guy who met his dream girl last year and got engaged over the New Year. You speak the truth, Pearldiver, in tones that can only come from experience. Thanks for sharing your talents with us and not taking them away to South Beach (Cleveland, Ohio, Lebron James joke). Cheers.


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Jess Killmenow 5 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Fascinating twelve step program for addicted to love victims. Well penned, poet!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Doug, thanks for reading this poem and your compliments. Well Congratulations Mate! Bugger - Another one bites the dust huh! You'll know you're likely to experience a lot more pain, if a plaster-of-paris sculpture of your knee prints turns up one day Doug! Lebron Who?? Take Care and hope your new year just keeps getting better.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Jess, thanks for taking the time to read this survival manual aka poem. Appreciate your support Jess, have a great new year and a prosperous 2011. Take Care.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

Hi PD, This is awesome, beautiful and useful. Those eyes, my eyes, LOL. Thanks I rated it up except being funny..it made me smile though.

Thanks PD, you are a true poet with the words and emotions to go with it..Maita


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Maita, thanks for reading this poem and your compliment. You have probably noticed that I seem to write a lot about eyes! Umm.. they do give away so much, don't they? Take Care Maita and cheers for your very nice words.


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pocketinvites 5 years ago

Very informative. I really like reading it.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi pocketinvites, thank you for taking the time to read this poem of hope and your compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed it... take care.


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America

Haha - unique as always my friend. It was so much easier to blame before collective conscious awareness of such sayings as "point a finger and there are 3 back at you"; "life and our relationships are mere reflections of our own vibrations" etc. yes? Don't know if you listened to Abraham's vid on my latest relationship hub? I keep listening until absorbed - especially where he says, "if you're in the vortex of love and truly giving, you don't notice if it's coming back or not" lol

"Forget [the past]", "but it's important", "forget [the past]", "but its important" - "OK, remember it and stay OUT of love" :) Enjoyed this thoroughly Rob! But who is it you said needs a smile?


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello there stranger.. thanks for reading and your positive affirmations Sylvia. You mean we aren't allowed to blame anymore? I'm sure that can't be true.. what can we hold on to, if not blame or shame? Must we not always be aware of how our 'uniqueness' affects others who are of that vastly more stable ilk, having conquered one quarter of the steps towards self improvement, in their life?

Believe me Sylvia, it is a very rare occasion that sees me in need of a smile... I Love Life and the Quirks it Contains.. passionately... including the vibrations from the bumpy parts of the road. Take care my friend and be well.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Only you can make the process of pain such a pleasure to read! Said so beautifully - and I love those masks!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shalini, thank you for reading this so painlessly and your positive comment. I hope your New Year was a good one and 2011 brings you closer to your goals. You take care and be well my friend.


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reallygoodpoetry 5 years ago

simpley remarkable

keep up th good work : )

i guess nopt ALL poetry sux on hubpage ur a example of a good poeter

=]


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello RGP, thanks for taking the time to read this work and for your comment. There are times when it's right to be wrong aren't there? There are some excellent poets here.. hopefully you are on the trail, to appreciate what I'm saying. Cheers.. take care.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well this is essential writing from a very essential hub artist - and the reason I say 'artist' is because no one writes like you - you are in a creative universe all of your own ......and after reading this profound and probing expose on 'love' I really don't think I will ever look at it the same way again (love that is) but then again the epi-man has already cast his shadow outside this genre because he considers himself an anti-poet and someone who tries to subvert and deconstruct the genre. As for you - you're just simply brilliant in every hub you do - a real world class act and no doubt the reason you have over 6 million followers (and all of them better off for it!!!!!)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Wow Colin... Thank you very much Sir. Thanks for reading this work and for this very humbling set of compliments. Your compliments are much appreciated, especially given the fact that they have come from THE Anti-Poet!! Your ability to inspire others with both your works and your words, is legendary Mr Epi.. You need to be complimented for this and your undying support of the poetry community here.. (sorry.. terrible thing to say of an Anti-Poet!). Cheers Sir.. you take care.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Ha Ha Ha - 12 steps of pain. Such a delightful and honest outlook on those of us (me) who, in my lifetime, have attempted to fight it and may have ended up with a grumpy one or two. Remeniscent of the anology - Better to have loved and lost than to have never known love at all.

Voting up


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Ah shiningirisheyes, thanks for taking the time to read this piece and for your positive comments. Yes, the world certainly has its share of Grumpy Ones and many who have no appreciation of the 'rules' of the chase!

I'm glad you enjoyed this work, as I did enjoy penning the pain.. I appreciate your support.. cheers.. take care


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SimpleJoys 3 years ago

Love and pain are true companions. Nothing is as beautiful and giving as love, yet has the ability to indeed cause pain. Maybe the idea is to always keep the loved one first. This would help, but only is both lovers could accomplish it. Maybe? Beautifully written!


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SimpleJoys, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this piece... Yes, the pain here of course is caused from loosing the independence of single life and the realization of finding falling in love as being the cure... Glad you enjoyed the 12 steps... take care... PD

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