Crown of Thorns


Picture by Dana Dampier


Pricked my finger
Upon my crown of thorns
A stinging reminder
As the blood turns tacky
I'm not at all who I wanted to be
Bearing scars
Mostly invisible, but definitely felt
In spite of this
I am very glad to still feel
Something 



*A Quadrille written for dVerse Poets Pub

https://dversepoets.com/2021/11/29/quadrille-141-heady-is-the-poem-that-wears-the-crown/

Comments

  1. This reminded me of a GooGoo Dolls lyric I love: "you bleed just to know you're alive."

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    1. It definitely is a great reminder that we are still here which means anything is still possible!

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  2. Very nicely done! Interesting that our crowns sometime become the thorns that leave us scars!

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    1. Sometimes our crowns are made of thorns when we are our own worst critic!

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  3. Ah a sharp jab at reality.

    Muchđź’ślove

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  4. Good one! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That sting that sticks with us and reminds us of so much. Touching quadrille.

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    1. Sometimes those reminders are what keeps us knowing that anything is possible!

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  6. Deeply personal and introspective...such as interesting start, with the prick on the finger bringing forward your thoughts like that...

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    1. Thank you! The majority of what I write comes directly from my experiences!

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  7. Dana - I really, really relate to those last five lines! This is very good.

    All best,
    David [ben Alexander]

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    1. Thank you very much! That is all that I can hope for... someone that can relate and understand that they are not alone in their struggles!

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  8. I love the raw truth this holds Dana. A lovely write and your photography is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you very much! I love taking pictures as much as I love to write!

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  9. Oh.. so true... the numbness after pain is worse than pain itself

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    1. Most definitely. It's the most dangerous as well.

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  10. We would not be alive if we could not feel pain as well as pleasure. Both make up a life.

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    1. Very true, which is why feeling numb is dangerous!

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  11. Streaming consciousness .... my favorite! Well done, well done.

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