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Push out the Pain- a Poem about Trying to Forget

Updated on July 24, 2014

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 Victoria Lynn

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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Chris Neal 

      5 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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Jessee R 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Vincent Moore 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, dear Christy! I appreciate that so much.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      So much emotion in a relatively short number of lines!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

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

      Voted Up!

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      arb 

      6 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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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Paula 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Paula 

      6 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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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

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

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      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Cool poem and very visual.

      JT

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, xstatic. Glad you like it!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

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

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank YOU, Hubert!

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      Hubert Williams 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Victoria Lynn. Loved that poem

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vellur. Much appreciated!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Hubert Williams 

      6 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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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 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.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      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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