General Poetry posted November 7, 2017

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Contest entry

Sadness is...

by Natali Holden

Sadness is
not just the opposite
of happiness.
It is so much more.

Sadness is
a broken heart.
Putting your trust in him
and then being betrayed.

Sadness is
him leaving for war
and never
coming home.

Sadness is
not knowing your worth
and believing
the opposite.

Sadness is
lovingly stroking a knife
because what is the point
in living anymore?

Sadness is
worse than death,
why some of us
commit suicide.

Sadness is
pouring your heart and soul out
in poetry and bringing a reader to tears
because of your pain.

Sadness is
more than I can think of.
It is more than I can write.
It is enough to make me cry.

Sadness is
why I write poetry
to help me feel like I have a place
in a world that has left me feeling-

Sad Poems writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Sadness has overcome us all at one time or another. Either caused by a relative or close friend's death or from the girl or guy that broke our heart or just life in general. We all handle situations differently, some good, some bad. This contest gives us the ability to explore this. Your poem can also play into other emotions that are common to writing like this such as anger or depression.

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