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No More Suffering, a Poem about Freedom

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No More Suffering, a Poem about Freedom

There comes a point when you’ve had enough suffering. You still have pain, but you want no more suffering because of that pain. You want freedom. That’s what this poem is about. If you want to feel... lighter... read this. It might be exactly what you need to read today. So you can let go, and love better.

No More Suffering

Today I pray

That love works through me

So I can see another way.

There must be a better way.

Somewhere, the sun

Must still shine;

There, healing can happen

In all the dark corners

Of my mind.

To get there, I must be here,

And I must surrender my hands and feet

To love over fear.

 

I can only reach out

To those around me in peace–

Make a real change in the world–

If I start walking a better path

With my own two feet.

The earthly road I take next

Reflects the streets of my soul:

As within, so without.

To live a better life at all,

I alone must rise above my doubt.

 

Love cannot do for me

What it cannot do through me.

I’m ready to do my part

To heal the world today.

I’m ready rise above my pain

And see that I’m more

Than what happened yesterday.

I’m called to a purpose

Higher than my own–

I’m ready to be shown the way.

 

I believe no longer

In my illusions of fear;

Their suffering no longer is

Mine to bear.

I extend my perceptions

Beyond what my eyes can see,

And now I see clearly

How good my life can be.

My inner eye is opening

To the beauty in all things,

And slowly I find it easy to

Let go of all my needless

Suffering.

 

I thought I was the chaos–

The distracting thoughts,

Hardening into beliefs

That kept me stuck in pain and grief.

I’m ready to be free.

I’m ready to unlearn

What’s been making me heavy,

To switch up my perspectives,

And to soften into a new belief.

There’s something new to seek.

 

There’s an undisturbed peace within me,

An ineffable presence,

An unmanifested stillness

Where all answers lie

And all fears subside.

My faith breaks through

All my illusions,

Like a tiny flower through

A crack in cement.

Now I remember:

My value lies in the light within.

Now I see the broken pieces

Are ready to be healed.

I see how every break in my life

Can be sealed with a little light.

 

I’m not who other people

Say I am;

I am not the voices

In my head;

I am not the brokenness inside,

Not the suffering nor the dread.

I am not what happened

On any other day;

I am light.

I am light.

There’s something else at play.

 

I can learn how to live

In this new place,

With something more to see;

Music is playing here

That never before occurred to me.

It’s a different tune that life sings–

When suffering turns to peace,

And anger softens.

I’m learning that love is within,

And I am not without it;

Such peace does this new belief bring.

 

I surrender the chaos

Because it’s not mine to keep,

And it’s certainly not me.

I ask that it be transformed

Into the peaceful reassurance

Of who I was

Before I was born,

Before I believed it was me.

I know this new reality is

Who I’m meant to be.

 

Who I have always been–

I’m getting there.

With forgiveness I can see the thing

That’s inside me,

That doesn’t change with each shifting wind;

It’s free,

Unwavering,

At peace.

I’m getting closer to

Who I have always been.

 

Through forgiveness,

My salvation from suffering,

I’m opening a new door.

I see myself with another name.

In this new place,

Yet a familiar place,

I endure the pain

Of old ways, no more.

. . .

Tell me:

Which part of this poem did you need to read today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know! 

With love,

Jen

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There comes a point when we’ve had enough of the lingering negative energy of our old wounds. I’m at this point of wanting to live a better way, because I know there is a better way. I may still have pain, but I want no more suffering, and freedom from any fear surrounding that pain. That’s what this poem is about.

Comments on this post (5)

  • Apr 27, 2020

    So motivating…. I loved the poem I so hope is opens eyes of people who are suffering

    — Dimpho

  • Apr 14, 2020

    Thank you, SeThy!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Apr 14, 2020

    “What A BlessingYou Are And What A Blessing That You Can Actually Express That! You Are A Shining Example Of Who I Want Them To Be And How I Want To Be With Or Without!”
    - Thank You!
    - SeThy

    — SeThy

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Thank you, Huda. May we learn how to make a world where everyone can be free. <3 Jen

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Really I love evei word in your poem ..
    I think it talks about my life and all nation ..
    We are seeking for Freedom and happy life for our new generation , whom never feel peace or freedom since last thirty years ..
    My appreciation , and thanks.
    God bless your life.

    — Huda Hamud

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