Pain... does the word make you feelWhat it is ?
As it is crueler, I am sure its gender could be masculine
He has too many adjectives like ' intolerable' or ' unbearable'
Still, does he take you to a trip around Dante's inferno or
The hell created by Milton in Paradise Lost?
Pain is always pain and he is no 'Amma' or ' Ayyo'
He knows not day or night
Robbing comfort and sleep, he
Dominates me and relishes my pangs recklessly.
' Salma was like a wounded bird' Gibran describes his heroine in
A bird, synonymous with its flight and freedom,
Longs at the vast blue of heaven, when caught in a cage...
Like me, the bed-ridden after a 'painful' fracture down my knee.
- B. Meenakshi Sundaram, a man with a fracture.