โ€œIt’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.โ€

โ€• Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

You rise with warmth

slowly slither

and wrap

around my core


Spread your

breath-stifling daggers

Drag heated streaks

inside my being


My womb

births a million sharp stabs

that hunch my back

and break my will


A throbbing beast

roams my middle

strangling my ovaries

tugging at my gut


A thousand eggs laid inside

all hatch at the same time

The fledglings peck

their way out


You unfurl to

my legs

my spine

my mind



I hang my womanhood

and pray

for the bloody release


Sorry if this was too graphic, not the most mellifluous poem, I know!


But the pain has taken over all my sense. Maybe the gentleman can get a glimpse into one of the dark sides of being a woman, and the ladies might relate.


So ladies, do you have any tips for soothing the cramps?


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  1. WOW! While slightly graphic and perhaps more direct that most of your work, it is a very clear example of your skill with metaphors and imagery. Fantastic job!

    1. Sorry for the gruesome details. Thank you for reading despite that.

  2. You have a great gift for expressing yourself. My wife has found that drinking Red Raspberry Leaf Tea smoothes out cramps. For you, it won’t help much this time obviously, but next time. The tea has to be consumed regularly to be effective. Google it. Sorry if it’s awkward for a guy to comment, but that’s the nature of blogs.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. Not awkward at all, I will definitely try it next time I am cursed with the pain.

  3. Beautiful post <3

    As an appreciation for your great work, I nominated you for the "3 Day Quote Challenge". ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you will enjoy this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck!


    1. Thank you so much x I am so grateful <3

      1. You are so welcome. You really deserve it. <3

  4. Wow,,,,,, A clear expression of the depth of pain and discomfort!!!!! Sending you healing energy! โค๏ธ

    1. Thanks Patty, I fought the cramps successfully haha

  5. There it is….womanhood. ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Yep, all the beauty and ugliness

      1. Lol perfectly stated!

  6. Nice write-up,I don’t have much experience but a walk and some stretching may help.

    1. Not so much walking but stretching definitely helps . Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Brutally beautiful

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. No need to apologise… periods are natural. If you havenโ€™t already, hot water bottles are really good if you place place them on your stomach… especially when youโ€™re sleeping.

    1. Oh, that sounds so comforting, definitely trying during the next attack !

  9. And THAT’s how you make art out of pain, fellow Bloggers! Em, that’s beautiful, great work!

    1. Thank thank you Denny, I’m happy you liked it.

  10. This is perfect!

    1. Thank you x

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