Shades Of Pain

Jaibala/ February 3, 2016/ Poetry/ 38 comments

Not like pain is something new

My heart is used to being contused

It only hurts because of you


Coloured in black and all its hues

The quiet, the screaming, lays confused

Not like this pain is something new


A fragile piece, shivery dew

Broken so many times, raw bruised

It only hurts because of you


A story told, a tale skewed,

Enraged, abused, even used

Not like this pain is something new


Standing alone, an enigma ensued

Moving on with strength through

Yet it hurts because of you


A tall tale or an elaborate brew

Truth and lies egos bruised

Not like this pain is something new

It only hurts because of you


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About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. Unless we know pain, we shall never know peace.
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    1. True That πŸ™‚

  2. Poignant. Loved it way you ended it with repetition.

    1. Saru, so glad you read this. Means a lot. Thank You

  3. That was beautiful Jai – sad and poignant. Speaks life’s truth, doesn’t it?
    There are so many stories .. so many incidents.. but then, such is life πŸ™‚

    1. Pix, so true, different stories, different reactions, different incidents and the pain we feel is as varied.

  4. The pain… the multiple hues so well brought out. Makes you feel sad too.

    1. Rachna I will take this comment as a compliment for the fact that I could make you feel the emotion.

  5. Very moving to read… Lovely poem, and a bit sad. Still a part of life…
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    1. Thank You so much eli

  6. This is not just powerful but cuts deep…the refrain does that. Sorry that I could not comment earlier.

    1. Janu don’t say sorry, your comment especially on this means a lot. Thank You so much

  7. Beautiful! Those refrains in the poem made it so much more heartfelt. Pain is so hard to explain. It’s felt deep down and the one who goes through only know what it is.
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    1. Yes Parul, Pain has so many facets to it, and only the person undergoing pain knows what it feels like. Thanks so much

  8. How much pain! I hope whoever is feeling the pain feels better very soon. Interesting interplay of rhyme and emotion, Jai. I like the triplet sequence a lot.
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    1. Yes the burden of this pain is not easy to bear. Thank you so much Shy πŸ™‚

  9. Pain. It has so many different shades, doesn’t it?
    The pain experienced by the protagonist (something tells me it isn’t you..well, not just you, anyway) is quite well-documented through your words.
    You know very well, I have troubles with poems. πŸ™‚
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    1. Yes you are right, it is not just me. Thank You for the compliment and for reading. I know how it is with you and poems πŸ™‚

  10. Beautifully penned Jai. It flows smoothly and captures emotions very well. Profound and poignant.

    1. Thank You so much Pooja. This comment means a lot.

  11. I don’t read many poems, but this is beautifully penned, Jaibala. πŸ™‚

    P.S. I am hoping that this is just a poem for a prompt. Sending positive, happy vibes your way. πŸ™‚
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    1. Thank you so much Shatala, for reading this. Yes, it is mostly just a poem I wrote, inspired by a book that we both love. πŸ™‚

  12. Poignant and deeply moved. Beautifully penned. I hope you are okay and this is just a poem that you wrote! Take care, Jaibala!
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    1. Yes, this is just hugely inspired by a character I really admire and identify with. But I am really glad that you could feel the pain πŸ™‚

  13. I want to believe that this is a piece of your imagination and not something you are experiencing. In case the latter is true, here’s lots of strength, love and hugs. You’re way too strong to let anyone or anything to hurt you beyond a point. Right???

    1. It is a little bit of both Rekha. Mostly inspired by a mythological character I admire, a little of what I have felt, makes this poem whole. Thanks so much and hugs πŸ™‚

  14. It directly touched a chord in my heart. Loved how the rhythmic the poem sounded, I can almost imagine someone singing it with light music of violin to accompany.
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    1. I just love this kind of peotry. The fact that you like it too makes me very happy Nibha. Thank you so much

  15. I love the poem, simple yet eloquent. I can feel the pain…..

    1. If you can feel the pain then my job is done. Thanks Indy

  16. So sad! I want to hug whoever is feeling that way and telling them it is going to be okay!

    Love your photo in the header!
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    1. Vidya, me too. This much pain is not easy to handle. Thanks for the compliment πŸ˜€

  17. That was so touching…A sad tale indeed. You poured all of your feelings out here! Hugs to you, my brave girl! ❀

    1. Thank You so much Shilpa. *Hugs back*

  18. I could feel the pain, Jaibala, you have done an awesome job in making sure of that. Nicely done.
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    1. Okay this is the best compliment I could have gotten. Thank You so much Vinitha

  19. A lot of pain, and the poignancy is woven well through the poem; I especially like the refrain. Oddly enough, this reminds me of a friend’s real life story, as well as a beautiful fiction novel that I read recently. πŸ™‚ Nicely done!

    1. They say that stories imitate life, the inspiration for this poem, is partly real and partly a book I read. As far as refrains go, well you know my love for them πŸ™‚

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