Sadness

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Beautiful woman, why so sad?
Is life so bad that you’d curl into a ball?
Petals fall through the air in minuscule pieces
sending sweetest fragrance to fill my
senses and, I am sensitive to
those tears you hide.

No, they are not trivial.

You make me want to cry
as I pick up these petals of
your heart and hold them
to my own for,
I too have known
such longing.
In naked truth sometimes we
find answers to questions
we ought never to have asked.

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Beautiful woman
I can sit and stare at your
splendid isolation or reach
out to soothe the loneliness
I too must bear.
Time will ease the ache as
memory fades all colour
from those fallen petals.

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Look into my eyes and trust that
hope will rise with just one step
into life’s new spring.

Let go the deviant stems.

The pain will end
and you and I will see that
roses bloom again.

~*~

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My thoughts on the picture.

Shared with Three word Wednesday CCLX11 Minuscule,Deviant,Trivial
With real Toads Triptych: Poetry In Three Parts

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

21 thoughts on “Sadness”

  1. Beautiful Dreamer, O. you have penned a poignant poem full
    of hope and temporary despair. The loneliness and desire
    and the sympathy of another are all tied into a heartbreaking
    garden of possiblities planting by tears shed.

  2. ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS! So beautifully written, and carrying such compassion and hopefulness. I especially love
    “trust that hope will rise
    with just one step
    into life’s new spring”.

    This is perfection. Very uplifting.

  3. “In naked truth sometimes we
    find answers to questions
    we ought never to have asked”

    This is definitely SO very true, Bren!

  4. This is so touching and whispers compassion!

    “Look into my eyes and trust that
    hope will rise with just one step
    into life’s new spring.”

    I love this, the ending is wonderful~

  5. Disarming, empathetic, cathartic….great trip through life’s trials and tribulations and finding solace in an empathetic soul who can identify. Great take on the challenge…loved it.

  6. The pain will end indeed. But sometimes for some it doesn’t seem so and so they curl up in a ball and let their tears flow.

  7. ‘deviant stems’ ..how they can infiltrate and drain colour from the petals of a rose..and yet in gentle hands..with gentle thoughts and words they can blossom again..and the woman can unfurl..wonderful piece..Jae

  8. This is a very beautiful poem. I like the fact that each part is different in length and stanza breaks, though the narrative voice remains the same. For me, these lines are central to the experience in that they reveal the depth of empathy expressed:

    I too have known
    such longing…I too must bear…

    and how well that shared experience is brought full circle in the final three lines.

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