There is value in pain
Though most disagree.
Many try to avoid it
Thinking they will be free.
But the pain doesn't disappear
Its only stuffed, drugged, or denied.
And over time the pain will erode us.
Failed attempts to escape give way to its unrelenting tide.
So what should we do with pain,
When it grips us in its claws?
When it crushes and pushes and smothers and gnaws?
In labor, it's a queue to impending birth.
A woman's body is working
To bring a human to earth.
The key in childbirth
Is letting pain have its way.
But even in this instance
It goes against what our mind's say.
Birth mother's know
The truth of this process.
The body does wonders
And the child in their arms means success.
Perhaps our anguish
Is like the child birth view.
The mental or emotional torment
Is our birthing something new.
So, breathe, refocus,
Cry out if it's needful.
On the other side of the moment
Just might be something beautiful.
By Angela Jones
From United States
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