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The Suffering Writer... a poem is born

Updated on July 27, 2013
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Coming through

some hurtful bit of unexpected, uninvited pain,

only that allows me to ever write again


knowing the eventual

expectedness of joy

just as essentially silence

it seems to grow from noise,

and the shaking of the common ground

lends to the element of poise

emotions caught on paper

so loyal to stay put,

do more to exhaust the tension

than counsel ever could


like Winter dies

for Summer;

thus, inspiration born

just like burgeoning seasons

my hollowed out existence

allow my words to thus be formed


praying that my raving

may bring the remembrance

of my name,

Not to hope the elusiveness of fortune

or the costliness of fame


Instead hoping that somehow

at some point

I just, in someway may be heard,

that is the power

(I think)

of the weaving of these words


Laurinzo Scott c 2013

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      Live To Write 17 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for your very nice compliment... I look forward to reading your writing as well!!!!

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Laurinzo, beautiful poem, emotions so well expressed. I have felt this was so many times.

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      Live To Write 17 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for commenting and sharing your loss... Yes writing is so much therapy for me. It is my greatest comnfort and I agree ; often you don't or can't explain the words and how they flow

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      Audrey Hunt 17 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Some of my most creative poetry only came about after the death of my son. I felt such rage. I felt an indescribable loss. At times I simply poured all of my mixed-up emotions in my writing...often not knowing where the words were coming from.

      Your beautiful poetry describes so well "The Suffering Writer."

      Audrey

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you... sorry that I haven't been on in soooo long Audrey

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I enjoyed this--such a powerful way to approach writing!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Wayne for the reading, and the comments

      Have a great one my friend!!!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      That is one of the things I most appreciate about having the gift of writing, is being able to have an outlet; a means to vent, to express myself.

      Powerful work Laurinzo. Voting up.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes indeed MsDora... yes indeed!!!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Eiddwen for the kind words...

      God bless you ... and I pray the best to all the folks in Wales

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful poetry! The pain of giving birth is very present. After the pain, the product.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      It is so true that our best work comes about when we our emotions are running high and this is certainly true.

      A brilliant write Laurinzo and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much brave , and Yes I agree it is an incredible release, and temporary easing of pain

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Mrs., it is so good to hear form you again, and a fellow Chicagoan...or at least it is where I was born

      Bless you

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much Theater for you insightful words... and That was my favorite line too...by the way

      Have a great one my friend... bless you

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you very much mr-veg... I am glad you enjoyed this one

      Bless you

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Cat... you said it so eloquently what I was wishing to express Thank you!!!!

      I am glad you enjoyed this, and it seems we are on the same page...lol

      Bless you!!!!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      W1totalk... thank you for reading me again, and commenting... and I pray you not to experience much pain my new friend!!!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes indeed... it is the anticipation of future, and even the rememberance of past joys that gets us through Michele; I think!!! Thank you for reading and commenting...it is always great to hear from you!!!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Laurinzo, emotions are what fuel the poet. I find I write my best poetry when I'm either elated, sad, angry or disappointed. Writing poetry is a great release. The same seems to be true for you.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I identify so well. Beautifully written!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      "Like winter dies for summer"

      Beautiful line! I think most of us write as an outlet to pain. I know it is true of mine. The good that also is born of that is when others read you and can find meaning as well. As is evidenced in this piece. Great job!

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      nicely weaved together Laurinzo... I can see the words dancing in a rhythmic manner with each word expressing themselves so beautifully :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Laurinzo,

      Yes, that is the power of the weaving of these words! If not for heartache, my paper would be empty. Writing and being heard, is no doubt a remedy in itself. Never will it heal, but it does create a sense of relief; just enough to keep going. Beautiful, I'm very impressed, once again!

      Up and others ~ Sharing too!

      Cat

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      I can't stand pain as I understand it makes you grow and influences like any emotion. It just is not good for me I believe. Great writing.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You have used your words very well, it is true pain can harm you. But, you can also learn from pain, it does not last forever. And that in your future you will feel joy again.

      Very amazing hub.

      Voted up

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I am on my way...I very much enjoyed some that you did before

      God bless

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Thank you. Your compliment is always appreciated. I'm glad for those experiences. They have allowed me become a stronger person. If you visit my hubpages, there's a link that will direct you to Triond. you can click on there or here's the link : www.triond.com/users/lovebytes. I have written some pretty interesting articles.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much my friend, and I pray that you have not had to experience very much pain of late, and it is good to be back to read and enjoy good writers like yourself, and I was looking for you on that other site... starts with a T

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Pain is the greatest motivator for many of us here. Not only do we become stronger, but we grow as a person through all of our trials and tribulations. Every pain is a lesson. Beautifully penned.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Faith so much for your kind words, and I truly do believe that God gives us certain individual comforts to get us through that which we individually can stand, and writing is what heals and often allows me to forget the current wound

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much Vincent for your insightful comment. I wrote this poem some time ago, at a time when I noticed that evrytime I was suffering through something, I could write volumes of poetry... I learned then that writing is the salve for my wounds, and therefore I don't wallow in or bemoan my present state... I do as you expressed what we do, I write, and write, and Write some more...

      Bless you

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      You are heard dearest Laurinzo. Such heartrending poetry, yet such a beautiful outpouring of your heart.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I agree Linda... it is also that pain that makes us later appreciate some joy. Thank you for your reading and co0mments...

      Bless you!!!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      You can't look back in history without seeing the pain that so many great writers/poets/painters and musicians have been through on a very high emotional level. Great work does not come easily, we forfeit much of our souls for our expression and art. You sir are one of many who bleed in their work, I know I do every time, I've wept, I've shouted, found myself on the floor with a few wine bottles as my companions to uncover the words I had penned that evening, some deleted others published. Keep writing my friend, you are being heard, the legacy is in our words. Peace and blessings I send to you this eve dear poet.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Pain gives us strength. Maybe not at the onset, but eventually. We learn from it and move forward. Hopefully we all do. Awesome poem!!