Friday, July 22, 2005

When you are unhappy and you know it, write a poem...


A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say. "May new sufferings torment your soul."
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813 - 1855) 


I’m sitting here

Waiting for you

Negative thoughts swirling

Hoping you are alive

Somewhere warm

Safe and loved


I do not know

What I did

To make you run

From reality

And what I can do

To keep you grounded



I am just sitting here

Thinking of ways

We can get closer

Stop the charade

End this disaster


I do not know

How to reach you

Literally and emotionally

I am ready to expunge

Just waiting

For your response


Sometimes I feel

I can wait

Until you are ready

To settle down

And be happy

But waiting is exhausting


I wait in misery and hope

The next time you come around

You are whole and new

Without the need

To chase pieces of you

In all the wrong places


***Note: This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was having a problem with a loved one. To date, I am happy so do not worry about me. Poetry writing is therapeutic for me so I write poems about things bothering me at the time. It gives me clarity and affords me the luxury of restrospection. Just wanted to post the poem here to share.***


mom23nca said...

Wonderful poem!  I hope the person you are waiting for comes around soon.

grofsand said...

Nicely executed ..especially with the use of Salvador Dalis painting!
glad to hear you are at peace......and that anytime you get caught in the web of despair,you can find your way out with "words"
Peace~Marc :)

sdoscher458 said...

You are so right or at least that quote is right on! I find myself much more poetic when I feel passionate about something...Sandi

ryanagi said...

A little off topic...but seeing that Dali painting reminded me of my favorite spoof:

deabvt said...

Wow! Sal, Soren and an original Poem!  Can`t get much better than this!
{{{ Hugs }}}

chatzeekay said...

Wow a beatuiful style of writing love it, true expression for sure

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yakima127 said...

Very nice...JAE

acyrlicstains said...

Glad you are happy. Writing, art, traveling, it all helps us come out of the woods.  I think this years summer has turned some frowns upside down. ~(:^}

cneinhorn said...

loved it and the dali image too!


bigred3392 said...

I agree poetry is an excellent outlet to expel negative emotions when you are having problems. I really enjoy reading your poetry--you have a way with words that instantly draws people in and wraps them in the emotions expressed. Glad things are currently going well :)

tschamberland said...

Emotion....poetry such as this emits an ocean of it.

my78novata said...

wow this poem is very telling and could be true for me at times.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Captures an emotion that I think we've all felt.

delela1 said...

Well done.  Your selection of Salvadore's painting is a perfect companion for your words.


st0rmwhispers said...

I think it is sad but entirely too touched me.  I know this condition.

teesbabe00 said...

this poem reminds me of a loved one i was having problems with a while back! great poem! i love that picture too...i saw that before. It reminds me of pink floyd's song, Time.