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Faces&Voices


AN ANTHOLOGY
OF VERSE, PROSE

AND ART

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2001-200
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E. R. BRAITHWAITE
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PAIN!
Rhasheema Sweeting
Freemont, California - Print Journalism

Sharp paroxysms of pain purge my entire being like a deleterious disease;
A tremendously painful struggle between the forces of good and evil.
The internal battle rages on, unabated by my pleas for mitigation.
Discomfort drags my mind into utter displeasure, provoking absolute discord.
The imminent result: a melange of odious unrestrained despair.
It dominates my entire being.
It squashes my spirit, deludes my mind, and incites irritability.
Impinging upon my lively spirit, its implacable thirst for victory enervates and devitalizes.
Entreatingly and pitifully, I lay at the mercy of this incessant juggernaut anticipating the denouement.


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(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse, Prose & Art, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2002. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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