Posts tagged ‘sorrow’

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 Charmed Chaos


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 Charmed Chaos



Of misery

As I ache for your soul

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August 18, 2017

Now I Lay Me Down

by lindaluna583

Now I lay me down to weep.

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July 3, 2017


by idlebrain


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 stillĀ 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 uncontrollablyĀ  overĀ  cheeks once smiling with joy.Ā  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.

WhenĀ IĀ think of allĀ the days wrenched withĀ pain

No more will joy from each day be drained.

When IĀ think of all the heartbrokenĀ tears Iā€™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 itā€™s superlative

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September 7, 2015

Sea and Pewter Sand

by anxiouspen


Dove grey skies
quiet the sun
time waits.

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March 12, 2015

~ Mother

by ladyliterati

~ 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
downĀ from that horrible hideousĀ hearse
my eyes wereĀ 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 ladyliterati

~ 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 ladyliterati

~ 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 ladyliterati

~ 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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December 1, 2014

~ Descent ~

by ladyliterati


In similitude
Of a setting sun
Slowly, our love set;
I found myself
On the dark side
Of the moon


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November 27, 2014

~ Sister! Oh Sister! ~

by ladyliterati


If tears could resurrect
Sister! Oh sister!
What a paean of joy
Would burst through
My very soul,
Resounding throughout
The valley below!

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November 17, 2014

Sorrows Embrace

by Seafarrwide


What but the birds shrill song

The dogā€™s long howl

The babies screeching cry

Prickled fur of fear

Hollow ribs of the starved

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December 8, 2013

Endless Sorrow

by wordypenguin

Itā€™s been the loneliest summer without you
Without you, I have no one left to turn to
I donā€™t think Iā€™ll ever be able to forget you
As I remember each moment we went through

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July 23, 2013

Land Of Sorrow

by wordypenguin

Weā€™re living underneath the land of sorrow
I can hear the bombs rain down
How do I explain there will be no tomorrow
I can hardly make a sound

Fly away like the wind
Some things God canā€™t forgive
Why is war justified
While the innocent die

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May 1, 2013


by Noura M.MouSsa

Iā€™m trying to hold on to something moving,

Something to breathe life into me,

Because everything is static,

Everything seems sufficiently dead.

Ice giving in to fire,

Fire, too frustrated to melt the ice,

Even the fire seems cold,

Its element, has the world lost,

Dust has conquered the air,

The air has become too heavy for oneā€™s to breathe,

No one has died, but thereā€™s a reason to grieve.

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March 1, 2013

Miss You Mom !!!

by Darshan Gajara

Teri Zindagi ek jaan k badle aayi ,

Wo to naa rahi , par sath humesha rahi uski parchaayi..

Tuje naa andhi rok paayi , naa khaayi nighal paayi..

Par ek insaan aur bhi raha , jisne apni saari Zindagi teri khidmat mai lagaayi..


Wo na hota , to shayad aaj tu na hota ,

Tere sine mai dhadakta ye masoom sa dil na hota..


Jo sabko mila , tuje wo to naa mila ,

Par jo tuje mila , wo kisiko naa mila..

Apno ka pyaar mila , dulhaar mila..

Par us jaan k khone ka upsos bhi mila..


Tu sochta raha , tu is Duniyan mai kyun aaya ,

Tere apno ne us Anmol jaan ko kyun gawaaya..


Shayad ye kisi ki galti thi ,

Ya fir ye Khuda ki hi marzi thi..


Ab jo tu aa gaya hai , yuhi nahi laut sakta ,

Tuje jaan denewaali k armaano ka tu gala nahi ghaut sakta..


Tu jaisa aaya hai , waisa hi jaana ,

Par apne sath us jaan k lie kaamyabi ka taufa zarur le jaana..

Teri Zindagi se kaee Zindagiyaan judi hai , tu ise yuhi naa gawaana..


Jab tu saare chipe raaz jaan jayega ,

Tab ye Zamana bhi tuje maan jayega..


Zindagi se haar mat , Zindagi ko jina sikha..

Nasib pe ro mat , apne Lakshya ko paa kar dikha..