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Grateful for the pain

dear one

thank you for this morning’s pain
I shall not make a grumble
I may never feel this good again
so now i will be humble

the only things that hampered me
were an aching back and head
so i feel as though you pampered me
and let me out of bed

gone the crushing malady
that formulates its lies
convincing with finality
that never lets us rise

gone the ringing in my ears
the itching and the twitch
the cornucopia of fears
and my side’s annoying stitch

i feel as though the sixteen tons
have suddenly been lifted
and I’m among the lucky ones
whose miracle’s been gifted.



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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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