The Lesson


© By J. A. Stubbs


  • these subtle reminders of pain
  • strive so hard to make me complain
  • the cause of this feeling is plain
  • I guess that I’ve goofed (in the main)
  • now waiting to heal is a strain
  • but even from this I will gain
  • for knowing I’ll mend keeps me sane
  • the joy that I show I don’t fain
  • I’m sure now my hand will retain
  • the finger I feared I had slain
  • the thought had been a real stain
  • and relief falls on me like rain
  • though I want to shout, I refrain
  • hope this never happens again

J. A. Stubbs