Tag Archives: pain



Becoming someone


But therefore 

More oneself 

Changing as

Life breaks you

Finding ways 

To reglue dignity 

And rise above

Regaining health

Reinvention of

New ailments 

Flipping pain 

To that was

Meant to be 

Never feeling 


But free to

Move affliction 

Into fresh 

And beautiful 


January 29th, 2017
© Keely Myles 


October Rain

I look out
The window
At the
October rain
I wonder will
This year
Bring things
I can’t explain
Will I feel
Numb and cold
And still lift
Shining eyes
And smile
Boldly at it
All through
The pain
Will I greet
Each trial
Like water after
Months of heat
Will I know
That even when
I’m soaking wet
That the drizzle
Is what makes
Life green
And sweet
© Keely Myles
October 16, 2014

Kindred Thorn



a thorn in my flesh

I can’t throw her off



making me irritated

and sometimes resentful

and yet she’s been helpful

to teach me perseverance

long-suffering endurance

despite of her hinderance

her nuisance

there’s still an

agreeable contradiction

like an addiction to friction

and it’s true that

I’ve kinda grown

attached to

my little thorn

and though she

makes me mourn

I think I’d be torn

if she was ever

forever gone


© Keely Myles

May 1, 2014


“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

~ 2 Corinthians 12:7-10



There’s pressure
That I want to release
But I cannot
I’m forced to leave it
Festering beneath
A smooth surface
If I am patient
Long enough it seems
It may deal with itself
Just when am sure
I can no longer breathe
The answer comes
And it all squeezes out
And I’m once again free
There’s no changing things
After its all been seeped
It won’t go back in
So though I bleed
And though there’s tears
I am better now
Than I appeared
Now that there’s not
All that pressure

© Keely Myles
November 21, 2013



Sunset fades to darkness, but

Morning dawns again.

I‘ll no longer see your kindness, but

Lamenting, at some point, ends.

Expressing warm tenderness despite pain.

By Keely Myles

July 14, 2013

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” ~Proverbs 15:13