Feeling So Deeply It Hurts

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!”
~ Charlie Chaplin

I can’t count how many times people have said to me a version of, “You don’t look like you are sick or in pain. You’re always smiling and happy.” This kind of talk makes me wonder if these individuals don’t know that pain and sadness aren’t mutually exclusive. Yes, when the world makes me sad, everything hurts more. But the opposite is also true: smiles, laughter, a generous amount of cackling witchy style (CWS) and pure happiness decrease my pain.

On day 4 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, I wish you to write a poem that shows how an emotion might increase physical pain, and vice versa.


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link of your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero”: https://magalyguerrero.com/napowrimo-with-magaly-guerrero-2015/. Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you in return (it’s politeness spiced up with fun).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source brings smiles to the faces of baby koalas. Seriously.

Feeling So Deeply It Hurts

This made me laugh like a lunatic. So, of course, I had to share it.

31 thoughts on “Feeling So Deeply It Hurts”

  1. You are so right. Emotions have a direct correlation to our pain levels and our ability to withstand gracefully in the land of Chronic Pain.

  2. I can’t put this Day 4 (for me) poem on my blog:

    Title: Awww

    When your daughter hands you her new book “Taking a Walk with God” tell her how Jesus had to be just a man and then put your hand out to see it.

    Ask why she said “No, I don’t think you’ll like it” and hit it in the guest bedroom.

    Coax her for two days until she brings it out and then try to comment on how you found some poems less effective than others until your daughter advises you to simply pick one or two you like to talk about

    and then don’t mention it again until daughter asks “Do you want me to leave it?” Because she had brought it for you all along.

    Say YES!

    Then show her that you need it to complete the file you have on her in the back of a bookcase and pull it out. Show her you kept her high school paintings.



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