*This poem has been revised since posting, which hopefully again shows the benefits of getting your work out there, although it can limit its publication possibilities of course. It has been revised because I thought the word ‘Yet’ in the middle of the poem warranted a ‘Through’ title, as it fits both the structure and sentiment of the poem.
What is your pain threshold? Do you work and play through the pain barrier?
Yet Through the Pain
From the pain I seem to stagnate
From the pain I seek to grow
From the pain I long to create
From the pain I hope to know
Is the pain really the answer why
Is the pain what makes me high
Is the pain integral to my being
Is the pain essential to my feeling
This poem appears in Marc Latham’s poetry collection published by Chipmunka.