“Pleasure and Pain”. A poem written by RODNEY NDI (Cameroon).
Pleasure and Pain:
Two sides and of a coin.
Brothers in arms:
Members of the same battalion
Always together, always opposite.
Like yin and yang;
Push and pull.
Pleasure lifts you to Heaven;
Pain dunks you in hell.
Pleasure quenches the thirst;
Pain forces sand down your throat.
Pleasure is a life of beauty.
Pain makes you miss the beauty of life.
Pleasure takes you places;
Pain brings you home.
Neither of these are permanent.
They are both ephemeral in nature.
Life won’t always be rosy!
Neither will it always be thorny!
©Ndi Rodney (October 2020)