Behind the Pain

 man hiding his face with his hand

Pain is not pain

It’s removing the fear

Courage isn’t courage

It’s removing the pain

Completely different

And one and the same

No matter the path

The outcome remains

Pain is not fear

And fear is not pain


If you told me your answers

I’d have you get more

If you gave me your wisdom

I’d try to ignore

Because deep in my being is courage and pain

Mixed with some fear

Behind, I remain