Poem: Choosing Pain

We sit in that cloistered room.
I pour out my doubts and fears
Heart, mind, and soul.
Together we walk backwards
Analyze, dissect, examine.
I confess my lonely heart
My waiting to act.
he asks.
I inquire of myself.
Because I must feel.
Because I am who I am.
Because I must.
he says,
“But know this truth.
This dark, lonely truth:
You choose the pain.”
An enormous peace
Falls upon my heart.
God speaks through this man.
I choose the pain
Because I must.
Because I am who I am.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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