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You cannot have happiness without a drop of pain.

Four walls surround, flesh and bone
in this room, in this dilapidated home.
Oh! Hurry, scurry, reach for the door;
numbness in the arms, endless worry lingers.

Categories: Poetry
Tags: #Life

Comments (26)

  • brian miller . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    all too human, and worry will certainly box you in and send you careening like a handball around the walls it creates…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed, Brian, it’s a killer and depression bringer.

  • Louise . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Oh, worry will eat at you, if you let it…got to get out & find peace…good work, Brad!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Louise, darling. I’ve been searching for peace for (it seems like too long), but will it eventually come? I’m still holding on.

  • Audrey Howitt . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    I love the brevity of this piece–for me, it serves to heighten the anxiety—the sense of closeness creeping in–

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Audrey! I’m waiting for these walls to crumble, darling; I won’t allow them crush me.

  • Nara Malone . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worry keeps the mind scurrying in circles and creativtiy boxed in. I should stick this on a card above my desk so I won’t keep forgetting that.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      I agree, Nara, and sticking this on a card would be lovely, because worry will fade – I just might do it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natasha . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    You’ve given me an entire horror novel with one wickedly weaved stanza that has my imagination running away. I see skeleton fingers making fodder of my brain as demon worry takes residence. Fantastic!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Write away, Natasha! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Aaron Kent . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worrying can be paralysing sometimes. Great write.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed it can, Aaron – thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heaven . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    It does indeed ~ I can relate ~

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      We’ll break these four walls, soon. :heart:

  • ayala . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worry is the enemy…Good write…I have been there many times….

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Worry must die, so I must annihilate it. We’d make a great team. Thank you, Ayala! โ™ฅ

  • majjellica . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Yes, such a bane is worry, that we would do anything to banish it. Hope your worry disappears and you can dwell in new spheres..of joy. Nice poem.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed! Joy will come for me one day, until then I’m trapped in dismay. Thank you, Majjellica.

  • Alex Dissing . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Worry can indeed box us in. I could relate to this one, almost everyone can. Nice, tight write.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Worry is programmed in most members of my family, and almost all of us have the worry gene – I worry about everything. But I guess worry is very common among some intelligent primates. Thank you, Alex.

  • Jackie Dick . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Yeah, I feel my bones and flesh with too much worry..and the world is a small room then. A little gem here, Brad…Hope you see joy soon!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      I have joyous days, and days that are not so joyous. But I’m hoping to have more joyous days! Thank you, Jackie! โ™ฅ

  • Mama Zen . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    This makes anxiety palpable! Well done!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Mama Zen! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • lori . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Well-captured moment in time. It’s a little scary how tightly certain emotions can grip us.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Lori. Indeed it is, but I’m still working on preparing my life and escaping these four walls. Thanks for stopping by!

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