Posts tagged ‘sorrow’

October 24, 2022

Windows of Joy

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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October 24, 2022

Wings of Life

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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June 1, 2020

Words Fail Me

by Joel Kravitz

a tear drop

Not a day for humor. Too many heartbreaking images. Too much pain.

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May 15, 2020

Americans Have Sacrificed So Much For What?

by A. L. O'Prunty

The voices of the dead can not cry

so we cry for them

we cry for answers, justice, equality

and we cry for accountability.

A. L. O’Prunty

November 19, 2018

Common Grief

by HemmingPlay

A local story tells
of a dam that blocked a creek in late ’60.
The water rose, year by year,
seeped over a poor family’s
rocky homestead,
the one that was supposed
to be an assured future.
58 years under
the dark, cool waves,
bass and perch swimming past
foundation stones covered in mud and algae.
The loss of a dream
is a reason

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August 21, 2018

Butterfly Cinquain: 2018-08-21

by Venkat

Syllable pattern : 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2

have no windows
no doors, no bolts, no words
they come to go and go to come

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July 30, 2018

Emotional Deluge

by pranabaxom

I wrote this poem in my mother tongue, Axomiya(Assamese) a few days back and posted in my blog ( on July 26, 2018.  I have a few Bengali friends from my college days with whom I share my poems.  Whenever I share a poem written in Assamese with them, I try to translate that to Bengali for their benefit. I do not claim any strength in writing in Bengali.  So if any of my reader finds my Bengali translation inadequate, I apologise.  Constructive criticism is appreciated as that will help me to improve my translation skill in future.

I translated the poem to English and sharing all the three versions here, English followed by the original Assamese and then the Bengali translation.

If I am swept away someday
In an emotional deluge
Please stand by me
Be my rock
A pillar of patience

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November 6, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

take the gun
and load it
put the bullets in

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October 5, 2017

The Sky Cries

by Linda Lee Lyberg


The Sky Cries

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Melancholy dawn
clouds once radiant, now ponderous

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September 20, 2017

Same in Pain

by Colly

Yellow petals welcome in light.

Yellow petals be my thoughts tonight.


Petals of discouragement, petals of pain.

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August 22, 2017

Cinquain: Troubles

by Linda Lee Lyberg



Of misery

As I ache for your soul

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August 18, 2017

Now I Lay Me Down

by Abigail Gronway

Now I lay me down to weep.

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July 3, 2017


by jeyasivananth


It’s a black hole.


yet there.

pulling you in

away from the Universe,

weighing you down

into a spiraling emptiness,

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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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October 19, 2016

Acrostic Poem – Reason

by Miriam Hurdle

Poetry challenge: Acrositc poem.


Repeated deepening of open wounds,

Echoing the sorrow within.

Anguish, heart sinking.

Seeking Power

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July 14, 2016

The Song of this Heart

by Morgan

The Song of this Heart


The Song of this Heart

Sings in Silent Memory

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April 15, 2016


by Morgan



Whispers of Ethereal Pain

Igniting Passion

Again and Again

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February 27, 2016

Prayer Tears

by 50djohnson



Tears are often times shed in the darkest part of the night, spilling uncontrollably  over  cheeks once smiling with joy.  Sorrows break hearts ridden with weariness, loneliness, and

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February 15, 2016

The Shallow Expanse

by Morgan

The Shallow Expanse


In the Shallow Expanse of Time

Turning within

A Wheel within a Wheel

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January 29, 2016

Place of “No Mores”

by 50djohnson



When I think of all the times of sorrow

No more will they be in all my tomorrows.

For in heaven there will be praise and joy

No one to devastate and destroy.

When I think of all the days wrenched with pain

No more will joy from each day be drained.

When I think of all the heartbroken tears I’ve cried,

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December 4, 2015

Garden II

by Jem Croucher


I have a parcel of land
out the back where I live
Which comes alive in the summer
when it’s superlative

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September 7, 2015

Sea and Pewter Sand

by Sierra


Dove grey skies
quiet the sun
time waits.

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March 12, 2015

~ Mother

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Mother

She lost her days
Her nights
And words tumbled
From her lips
Out of sequence

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March 3, 2015

For Elsa

by Lakshmi

the iron weight of your skeletal frame
in my trembling arms, as we pulled you
down from that horrible hideous hearse
my eyes were burning but i wept no tears
we held you wrapped tightly in white sheets
words were few and far between, and terse

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January 30, 2015

~ Teardrops ~Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Teardrops ~

Whining in my wine
Pallet tasting salted grapes
Bottle sat aside


January 13, 2015

Sorrow to Life

by Apurva

Burn away,


the ocean

of my sorrow,

let it rise,

condensing into

clouds of hope,

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December 27, 2014

~ Today, I’ll Be Free ~

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Today, I’ll Be Free ~

Today, I’ll be free
Toss these bags of garbage
In a pit of possibility

These barrels of tears
In a river of revival
Watch as they rush to the sea

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December 11, 2014

~ The End. ~

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ The End. ~

Speak not of love and longing
Nevermore this heart to comply
Your essence was so fleeting
Now, how the years have passed by

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