Poem – Pain

The night falls quickly
as the sun escapes the horizon
and reaches across the calm sea
to the shoreline where a lone
figure stands atop boulders.

There is no sound and no trees move.
In the absolute silence no words are spoken.

We can only guess the thoughts,
the circumstances that brought this
being here, that transpired through
time, actions, and experiences.

Will they ever speak?
Do they see the portal
reaching back in time,
arriving from the beginning?

Do they see there is more
out there and that we are
human and we all have pain?

If everything else is stripped away
and two people are standing side-by-side
they each feel, breath, have desires,
emotions, and each needs hope.

Why bring more pain upon us
when getting through each day is enough?

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