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Where Pain Thrives Where Pain Thrives by Mie Hansson
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“Do not judge a woman on her knees: you never know how tall she is when she stands.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“Do not judge a woman on her knees_
you never know how tall she is when she stands!”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“I am the interpretation of the prophet
I am the artist in the coffin
I am the brave flag stained with blood
I am the wounds overcome
I am the dream refusing to sleep
I am the bare-breasted voice of liberty
I am the comic the insult and the laugh
I am the right the middle and the left
I am the poached eggs in the sky
I am the Parisian streets at night
I am the dance that swings till dawn
I am the grass on the greener lawn
I am the respectful neighbour and the graceful man
I am the encouraging smile and the helping hand
I am the straight back and the lifted chin
I am the tender heart and the will to win
I am the rainbow in rain
I am the human who won’t die in vain
I am Athena of Greek mythology
I am the religion that praises equality
I am the woman of stealth and affection
I am the man of value and compassion
I am the wild horse ploughing through
I am the shoulder to lean onto
I am the Muslim the Jew and the Christian
I am the Dane the French and the Palestinian
I am the straight the square and the round
I am the white the black and the brown
I am the free speech and the free press
I am the freedom to express
I will die for my right to be all the above here mentioned
And should threat encounter I’ll pull my pencil”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“I ain’t scared to lend a hand
I ain’t scared to clench it either”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“All mothers breed dead children.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“Had I only known my letters
Would be of such importance
I’d empty myself on paper
Every single morning’

And it was for such reason,
as she read his little stanza,
that she decided to stamp
one
final
letter:

‘Every single morning
I’d empty myself on paper
You were my greater importance
That’s why I wrote you letters.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“We quenched the bulging flame, amongst
the ashes embers of fire remain”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“The match I struck shall not run dead
You’re my first inhale, my last cigarette.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“Lonely you linger in a league above poetry.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“All mothers breed dead children.
They shall, perhaps, live later.
When no longer dead, they are born
Not—by coincidence, by choice.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“I wore you on me at all times
Like I now carry my pen.
Unlike your own opinion my
Belongings must have a function.
You bled through the ink of my lines and
To be my subject nursed your thirst.

Was it my fault, or your own, that you forgot
—I do not deal in tender verse.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“Women in love are pathetic
and I cannot be bothered, for now,
I am back to metaphysics
and my armpits gather hair.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“It’s just another stop on the curvy road
the final encounter
for the man who has lived
death is the answer.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“What differentiated us was our perception of our mutual reality, which made no difference.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“I shall have my lasso, I shall lead the course;
I recognize it’s time to mount a different horse.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“No man has the courage to approach her or initiate questions she herself rise, for all men fear a fascist and she can very well be a fascist’s wife.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“I have not encouraged talk about man’s holy privacy, although I do respect and defend man’s right to have it.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives
“Do not judge a woman on her knees; you never know how tall she is when she stands.”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives