Posts tagged ‘sadness’

January 7, 2023

Beeching’s Blunder III

by Jem Croucher
Forlorn now this iron leads to nowhere
save to a shortsighted whim
synonymous to abandoned towns
where Beeching's blunder echos still

Yet testament still here they lie
as memory fades with brittle truth reminder
tracking to long lost connections
and a politician's gain

September 1, 2021

Of this world…

by Sandeep

A face lay there in eternal sleep,
No smile.
No frown.
I wonder,
“After all, smiles and frowns are of this world”.

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August 21, 2021


by Sandeep

I own nothing
The ideas I present
The feelings I feel
The thoughts I think
And, the words I used
Or continue to use to express myself.
Everything, ever that has been
Has been through:
Absorption, assimilation, memorization
Recollection, repetition and more memorization.

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October 15, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Dying Alone,
With No Hand
To Hold – No Goodbye

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-28-2020 – 9:45 A.M.

For all the beloved coronavirus victims around the world and those
who loved them so dearly,  and who’s hearts are broken!  And now must
wait for the great beyond for a reunion!!!

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December 3, 2018

Tri-haiku X (tears)

by Jem Croucher

To open your eyes
as bright sparkles sting and fall
It’s ok to cry

Embrace my sorrow
But then tomorrow bring smiles
that I may see joy

As sometimes a tear
will fall from my eyes with joy
as something moves me


November 24, 2018


by Jem Croucher

When I was last in Cardiff
the old hotel was there
Boarded up and derelict
yet still with life to share

But now it’s been demolished
leaving just an empty space
Its bygone age has left us
with a sadness in its place

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April 10, 2018

Joy Abounding

by Cheryl Birch


Collapsed into my garden chair
Melancholy wrapped my heart
I cried out: Life’s unfair!
But, gray despair would not depart

More than sunshine met me there
Warmth flooded the depths of my soul
Sadness ran as did every care
Rays of Love’s Light made me whole

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March 6, 2018

Fighting Depression

by cmapillay

Painted by me


“Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they scream inside of your head”

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March 2, 2018


by cmapillay

Painted by Me


“The worst thing in life is not  to end up alone, but being with people who make you feel alone”

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February 16, 2018

Living the Night

by cmapillay
 “People cry not because they are weak, but because they have stayed strong for too long”
Yes, I am living the night
For the world outside
But there is a storm raging
In my world inside

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January 25, 2018

Old shoes

by Megha's World

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
—From an Irish headstone”


Lying on the top shelf
covered with layers of time
still, has their character
carrying their worries
from moments of time

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January 15, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I can sit in the silence
and remember
the moment
you told me
you were ready
to move on
to your
next life  

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December 17, 2017

I am never gonna change

by dharkanein

You and me

Once love flock

Now the time changed

We are together

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December 13, 2017

Paint that peels…

by Colly


You can’t paint a house with glee…

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December 2, 2017

Cheer…less Brokenness

by Colly

personal photo


Sadness blooms in the most unexpected places.

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September 2, 2017

Tears, just Tears

by Colly

(personal photo)


You can’t always win golden apples but that

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August 29, 2017


by dharkanein

Night is here and am ready to sleep

but my pillow is not ready to weep

Everyday it wipes away my tears

But every night I have my fears

I struggle each day to smile

Sometimes it seems forever, for a while

The agony doesn’t ends here

each new moment is a wear and tear 

Inside I fight a constant war

But again love is my only hope I am living for.

June 19, 2017

What If

by Linda Lee Lyberg

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What If

-Linda Lee Lyberg

What if

A heart is sad,

But can love just the same

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May 20, 2017

waiting for the rain

by K. T. Dibert

never felt so uncomfortablein all of this life
as this drunken woman
to tried to touch me,
I wanted to exit the situation
exit the world
this life

lost the drugs

the girl

the will to live, even

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May 3, 2017

this time

by markfahmy


this time
I won’t let
your soul fall
into the sadness
you feed

this time
I won’t let you
hurt yourself
as I watch
you bleed

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April 10, 2017

I Remember

by russtowne

I Remember

Life is full of so many blessings

that it is small of me to complain

about its challenges,

but I sometimes still do,

forgetting that challenges

are often the greatest opportunities

for growth and learning.

And then there are those

thankfully rare

other times

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March 27, 2017

The Monster’s Return

by Frank Hubeny

My little daughter goes to sleep.
I hope that monster doesn’t creep
Back to her bed to say, “Hello!”
She tells me that it’s wicked, though.

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March 16, 2017

May I?

by markfahmy


If you’re going through hell,
May I be your drops of rain?
If in your sadness you dwell,
May I ease some of your pain?

If the world has gone black in your melancholic eyes,
May I be a your candles giving out light?
If you’re sinking deeply in your cries,
May I, for once, become your white knight?

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November 14, 2016

Summer’s Child – tanka

by Jem Croucher


Thoughts turn to summer
upon these cold winter days
and a part of me
hibernates and pines away
Here, bereft, cries ‘Summer’s Child’

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October 7, 2016

A fall from grace II

by Jem Croucher


Sadly now the Bridgewater Canal
a shadow of its glory days
is almost forgotten and hidden from view
in Manchester’s streets and broadways
Now twenty-first century pubs and bars
vie for trade where once it was steel
Nightlife and partying along its towpath
hide a wound that time cannot heal

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October 6, 2016

A fall from grace I

by Jem Croucher


There’s a boat on the river
that’s sad and bereft
For I’m sorry to say
there’s not a lot of it left
Abandoned to fate
several years ago now
It’s slowly been fading
from its stern to its bow

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September 12, 2016

Amber Bird

by Renwick Berchild

pillow, a sigil mark on the sheet;
carved in by
snotty daydreams, caving
longings, a sweat stain
by a beached mermaid on the mattress.
Noting every
melancholy bathtub drama that

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June 9, 2016

Poem of the Day — Classed Master

by paturnerlee

Classed Master


Tall as a jacked up bingo hall; he smiles

Scraping skin from a traumatic tender spot;

Sending a message to the trial

Smiling together with the congregation

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