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A Poet's Perception (Poem)
This Is Not A Fairy Tale
I sat down and was going to write this introduction sort of like a fairy tale beginning. However, as I started to write Once upon a time and all that jive, I realized it would be a pretty depressing tale leading up to the poem I wrote. The poem is, of course, a reflection of my life, and I know I have written about myself and my life’s curses a million times through my poetry, but I usually write what pops up in my head, and this is what sprang up in my head this time. Let’s just say; I go with my own flow.
I don’t want this poem to read as sad, and I don’t really want my readers to think that I am this depressed and over emotional person. Nevertheless, I am sometimes; I'll just be honest with you and myself at this point. There is no way to hide it. Because when I want to write I start from what is on my mind, and I was having another sad day sitting here staring at the computer screen.
Let me explain why I think I am morose today. These last few days or so, I’ve been a bit tired. I don’t know why, but I feel extremely exhausted. I don’t think it had anything to do with being sad, but as I woke up every day feeling this same way, it has now turned into a down-and-out turmoil of drag. I am having to make myself roll out of bed and do my normal things. Gosh, I hate to admit this, and maybe it’s the cold weather. I should say I hope it’s the chilly weather, but regardless, when I feel down, I reflect. And I usually reflect on my unhappy, at times, miserable life up to this point, and it’s been long let me tell you. Please know I am writing this with a smile and a giggle. I do think It’s funny, to some extent, that I always seem to share my anguish.
Why am I laughing?? No kidding, if you saw me right now, as I'm writing this, I am having a good time laughing at myself. It’s bringing to my mind all those sayings like; It only hurts when I laugh, and I laughed until I cried. Anyway, I may cry sometimes, but I’m laughing too. That’s important for me to note and make clear. I’m dark with a burst of sunlight. Lol. And I do hope you like my poem.
That's Me! The Perceptive and Open-Minded Poet
Interesting poem written by Emily Dickinson
I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there is a pair of us ---- don't tell!
They'd banish us you know.
How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog, to tell your name the livelong day to an admiring bog! ~Emily Dickinson
Showcasing The Work of Another Perceptive Poet.
The Perceptive Poet
© 2016 Missy Smith
I sit here and somehow
I know, that life as I’ve
never known it I’ll never
Those times when I
Thought love was found,
would eventually hide
back in the shadows again.
My limbs are tired of
riding the Ferris wheel of
life; it's kept me dizzy
and drained past my prime.
Fight for more; the voice
Keeps saying. What choice
do you have as you are still
amongst the living…
and how can I possibly
tell the world to let me go… I’m
a mom with responsibilities
but even so…
I can’t explain how exhausted
I get, I’m so scared most days
of disappointing my kids.
I wish to god I didn’t understand,
how it feels to be the one who
lives with distress and guilt.
I don’t even know If I can
express this well, my destiny
It seems, was to be misled.
Could anyone possibly conceive
of a notion, that although I
tried so hard, I was meant
I, myself, keep trying to thrive,
on the idea that hope for me is
However, I am a poet who is
perceptive, and that is the truth...
I shall forever have struggles in
seeking my value.
A Little Description About The Video Below
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a page I found through my news-feed on Facebook one day. I was so intrigued by the messages in the videos they made, that I could not stop listening to every one of them. I chose "Socha" for this particular hub, because I felt it fit well with my theme. In the future I may add another of their video messages that are named with one word to a future hub of mine if I feel it relates to my own message.
You can look them up on Facebook or check them out on YouTube. However, I would probably go straight to their website at;
I tried to give a link that would work, but for some reason it would not let me. Nevertheless, you can find them through the websites I've listed, and I so encourage you to do so. I will even tell you that the video "Sonder" is one on my favorites. It's Beautiful!
- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might...