Hurts Do Heal

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I know you hurt. I hurt too.  

It’s a stabbing pain I can’t explain.  

Like I’m drowning in the Atlantic Ocean  

With no lifeguard in sight

Gasping for air 

I’m afraid this pain is too much  

For my feeble shoulders to bear

Shoulders slumped from the confidence that has been blown away. 

I used to be the happy one 

With the cheerful smiles 

And big brown eyes 

Now I’m the dark girl 

Hiding in the shadows 

Afraid to see my reflection 

Because it just may reflect my heart 


Oh the pain! It rips me apart! 

The tears! They’ve formed an ocean 

Salty waters, I shed 

Salty waters I drown in 

I know what it means to be depressed 

I almost know it as I do my middle name 

I still feel its slithery fingers 

Wrapped around my cold skin 


I’ve been that way too long. 

Hurts do heal. 

Hearts do mend 

Nights do end 

Joy comes in the morning 

Everyone hurts 

So what makes your hurt more special? 

Or any less? 

Hurt is hurt. 

The heart bleeds too- 

It’s an organ after all! 

Hurts do heal 

Tears get dried up 

The sun shines after the rain 

This weary heart of mine 

Someday shall dance again 

To the tune of love 

These patched lips will crack a smile 

For this storm isn’t to drown you 

But to make you stronger 

To make you grow  

So pick up the pieces of what’s left 

Give it back to the Fixer 

Rise up and live 

Today isn’t the death of you 

Hurts do heal, my love. 

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds- Psalm 147:3

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.- Psalm 34:18


26 thoughts on “Hurts Do Heal

    mihrank said:
    June 26, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    beautiful…the title has many meanings in our life..we should learn when we hurt.


      Dainty M responded:
      June 26, 2016 at 8:59 PM

      Yes we should. But oftentimes, we get too overwhelmed by the hurts that we forget to learn. Thanks Kalay for the reminder. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    TinzRant said:
    June 26, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Great post, thanks for sharing very inspiring. I agree that hurt heals in time I also agree with your above statement that sometimes the pain gets overwhelming that you forget to learn from it, that is definitely something I’ve experienced. Look forward to future post from yourself. Check mine out when you get the chance 🙂


      Dainty M responded:
      June 26, 2016 at 9:47 PM

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Would definitely check yours out. 🙂


    GraysBibi said:
    June 27, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Very inspiring! Good job M…


      Dainty M responded:
      June 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Thank God dear! Where have you been? I’ve been tryna reach you on whatsapp but I guess that line is inactive. You’ve been missed 😃


    papberry said:
    June 27, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Wow! Great post!


    Courtney said:
    June 27, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Beautiful poem! It reminds me of some of King David’s in Psalms! I think everyone’s fallen into that place at some point in their life.


      Dainty M responded:
      June 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Thank God dear! Oh yes, King David’s psalms are an inspiration for me too 😃 Yeah, we’ve all been there and those who haven’t would still go through it. Although the hurts can be really painful, there’s still healing right there for us ❤ Thanks Courtney!


    Chanel Bailey said:
    June 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Yes they do! A living testimony I am to that. Had it not been for The Lord my God, where would I be! Nice Dainty😊


    Asahela said:
    June 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Beautiful poem


    kokodownunder said:
    June 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    This is just… perfect! Yeshua truly speaks through you, Mfon. ❤


      Dainty M responded:
      June 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

      Thank God! You saying that humbles me even more. Thank you Koko. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    papberry said:
    June 30, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Yes! And I do wanna nominate you for this award…check it out and pleeeese accept it 😊 Blogger Recognition Award


      Dainty M responded:
      June 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM

      Awww, thank you so much dear. I’ve done this award previously. But I’m still honoured to be nominated again. God bless you girl! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

        papberry said:
        June 30, 2016 at 11:25 AM

        Amen! Your works are great…God bless you too😊

        Liked by 1 person

    D'Dream said:
    July 1, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Wow! Hmm! This is deep and beautiful.


    Lilian 'lilydawordsmith' Ezejelue said:
    July 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    The words written here are beautiful and inspire hope. Of ever my heart get broken I know where to go and find healing. Great one Mfon.


    geminilvr said:
    August 17, 2016 at 1:57 AM

    Today isn’t the death of you
    Hurts do heal, my love. I love this and needed to hear it too!


      Dainty M responded:
      August 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

      Thank God this touched you! Thank you for stopping by 🙂


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