General Poetry posted September 3, 2018

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The silent scream within

Let Me Go!

by WildWithWords

Sad Poems Contest Winner 

When the last dawning comes to greet me
Will I be able to count the days
Will all that's been and gone before
Be a dim and shadowy haze
Memories long passed.... by then forgotten
Times far gone so unclear
My name softly sobbed in a tumbling teardrop
An epitaph I won't even hear.

What of the fate of those among us
Whose eyes fill up with clouds
Whose thoughts roar out in their lonely silence
Whose minds decay enshrouds
Mute.... distant.... and blanketed
A shell.... a shadow.... a lie
Stubborn then.... and stubborn now
Refusing to lay down and die.

"Such a shame!" they'll say as they gather around
Hold a hand that can never respond
Cry as they peer into peaceful eyes
Never seeing the battle beyond
No witness to a life and a love submerged
In a torment they can never know
Wailing and screaming in my empty silence
Let me Go! Let me Go! Let me Go!

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.

Sad Poems
Contest Winner


RIP Marion Flynn

A tribute to my dear aunt Marion, who owned a farm in rural Victoria, Australia. Family visits to stay with her were a highlight of my youth. She taught me to milk cows, chop firewood and herd sheep for shearing before I was 11 years old.

A truly wonderful woman taken by dementia but never since forgotten.

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