It has been a while since my last post. Family illness and life consumed most of my time. I hope to get back into the rhythm of writing poems and painting which are the two things I love the most. I did keep a journal where I jotted my deep thoughts, some short poems, and quips and quotes I come across. Today I want to share a poem I wrote recently.
When Sadness Stares You in the Face
Sadness crept up behind me
as I looked into the mirror
It stared me in the face
I could feel its heartache
as if it were mine.
It told me sorrow never stands alone
It pierces the soul
It wails and deafens
But that fact does not make it proud.
I stared at it for a while
and then I decided to ignore it
I wished away its dysphoria, and the despondence
I challenged the bleakness
and it finally disappeared
Only my reflection remained
and the sun’s evening rays beamed through
I knew then that hope was on its way.