Miriam-Webster’s definition “to irritate by constant scolding or urging”.
Now let us see, as we turn the mind’s eye inward,
I see the perfect parallel to our path with pain.
We are under the constant scourge
The overbearing pressure
With the constant knowing
That we are no longer in control.
It is not by our own volition
For we did not seek this fight
Nor did we ask for his assistance
Yet here we are, in league and alongside.
We are driven to depths unknown
We see and experience well beyond most
Yet we are driven to continue
To press forward, to endure.
Our path often misunderstood
For no-one except one of us
Can truly catch, or grasp, the meaning
Of our relationship with Pain.
For ours is a hidden path
One that is misunderstood
To bear what is cloaked
Unseen by the many.
We are charged to share
To shine, even a momentary light
To the hidden culprit
Who is urging us forward
Displaying our weakest moments to all.
It is our companion
Our ever present guide
Upon this path we did not seek
This that sets us a part from others.
It is our relationship with Pain
Our hidden struggle
That has forged a strong bond
No longer against….but with.