A teacher like no other

an affirmation

Truly can  be a powerful tool

delivered by a sage or guru

asserting as the rule

of thumb

expresses emphasis

an unretractable desire

to persevere completely

with the warmth from one’s

own fire

apprentice through to investigator

an edifying way

veracity and wholeness

to brighten every day

to the  ugliness within you

a sage you know as PAIN

who actually seldom leaves you

and if he does comes back again


factual and ungarbled

Always on  your case

with so much real sincerity

it is hard to keep pace

a bugger of a mugger

who gets his way with you

tweaking all the nerves

just knowing what to do


a copiousness within you

an exuberance of thought

with an inane vapidity

to recover you are caught

in a glowing fervour

to cast aside the pain

to snub the evil torturer

thats driving you insane


Pain my greatest teacher

determined  that I learn

With a will of strength and character

he was going to turn

make me think again

and fight

the choice was mine to choose

sleeping was impossible

his training though good news


delicate and chronic

thats how I had become

a festering a lesion

half the time so numb

yet pain was all increasing

weeping to was rife

all my sheets and slippers

wet through

such was the strife


accompanying the period

Deterioration too

splitting stab wounds sounding

I was clueless to

the reasoning behind all  this

but Pain was on my side

a teacher set for any where

he would not be denied


he influenced my recovery

it has still a way to go

Each night is one of stress and strain

laying down I know

It truthfully  isn’t  possible

some days I am losing ground

trauma and the victim

clearly it had found


a place with me

my legs on fire

leaking water,  I

was losing loads from the bottom

of my foot

the reason why
Stricken and off-colour

exhausted and run down

forget the petrol shortage

there was no way to get to  town


Setback after setback

Indisposed and  unwell

whispering in my ear

Dear Pain the sage man

out of  Hell

chafing all that friction

blankets sheets and  skin

the wounds expressing fervour

bad on my right shin

comfortless and joyless

poetry my crutches they

helped me with my daily chores

the nerve pain there just everyday


my sage my peaceful warrior

his tweaks his sharper bouts of  pain

i became a tortoise with a dedicated

shuffle gain

getting really no where  fast

on the slippery floor

The  leakage it was bothering

Which I just could not ignore.








About Rex Tyler

I love animals. I enjoy writing poetry and delivering speeches.I like to mentor people who need help in preparing speeches and evaluations.I enjoy travel although it is much harder for me these days.I so enjoyed the Andes Mountains and Volcanoes and the Quichua people who live and thrive there.I have lots of friends around the world.
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