“An Ode to Pain” Poem by Lavinia Grandt

Lavinia Grandt

It is known that the joys of life

Are overshadowed by the pains

For what good is your happiness

If it all ends in your despair?


But I propose, to those heavy hearted,

What good is joy to you

If there is no pain?


Your pleasure is built off the other,

Off the tragedy you’ve endured

Yes, you are hurt, and you feel pain,

But that makes your triumph even sweeter


Your pain is your story

Your tears are your strength

And you are not alone