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S.A.D - A Poem

Updated on January 31, 2013
Snowy sunrise
Snowy sunrise | Source

The sun, it is behind me now,

All ahead are darkened clouds,

Diminishing the fading light,

Birds of feather taking flight.

Leave me here, as I am,

Wondering who I am,

Or what I am or have become,

Fading like the summer sun.

Tomorrow brings a better day,

After all

Who am I to say?

Nothing said that bad today...

Not really...

So all I need to do is smile,

Carry on, for a little while,

Until the sun shines all day long,

Forgotten is my solemn song.

Remember who I used to be,

Still inside it's only me,

Wishing for the light to come,

As simply as the summer sun.

Sunrise over the River Stour
Sunrise over the River Stour | Source
Winter sunshine
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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Deborah and Bravewarrior, thank you both! I am blessed to be living in such a beautiful location that no matter how dark and dreary the days become, sunrise is nearly always spectacular! (Unless the weather is really bad of course...). All the best, and thank you for your comments, Jen

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful poem and stunning photos!

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      Deborah Neyens 

      5 years ago from Iowa

      I hear you, Jennifer! I hate the dark days of winter. But I love your beautiful photos.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Epi my dear friend... I'm loving the pie and the tea... thanks, just what the doctor ordered! :-) Also getting shorter days now and long nights, but I still have flowers in my garden and the riverbank is still beautiful.. as I expect your lake is!

      Colin (if I may... :-) ), you always make me smile, and I would like to thank you, for being there, always my friend, inspiration and the one who makes me smile on a dark morning before I go to work... it's great to know you and I mean that with all my heart :-) So at 10.56pm on a cold but starry night, I say goodnight, have a lovely evening.. and hang on... was that strawberry and rhubarb together? In a pie? Really? lol... cyber hugs coming right at ya... Jennifer

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      5 years ago

      dear Jennifer - I have come over to visit you for a little jive talk and some hub action - lol lol - it's currently 5:34pm and you have no idea how timely and pertinent this poem is to me right now. I had about 45 minutes until total darkness at 5:15pm so I went out for a power walk around the bay of my lake and we all then hung out with my family (my two cats) and we all watched the sunset in the west sky.

      Our time change here in North America makes these days shorter and the nights longer as November is the gateway month to winter.

      Thank you for coming into my life Jennifer as a wonderful person that you are with such a fabulous sense of humor and also a great writer yourself - sending warm wishes and good energy to you with a nice cuppa chai tea and strawberry/rhubard pie

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Shiningirisheyes, thank you! I think that was how I felt when I wrote it.... if your feeling that low, then things can only get better, so look forward to that instead of focusing on the bad stuff! Thanks for reading and commenting my friend, all the best, Jen

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Beautiful poem that touches the deepest part of the soul. It sends the message to me to have faith because tomorrow is another day.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you travmaj, you're right of course....hanging on for bluebells and daffodils, the dawn chorus and warmth in the sun! :-) All the best, jen

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      5 years ago from australia

      This is lovely Jen - and yes, how we change along with the weather patterns. You nailed the winter chill - I can feel it down under - (where many people dream of a white christmas! )- Seasons come and go - I just love spring in england - hang in, it won't be long.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      BlossomSB, I would possibly call that happy... oh so very happy.... lol, actually, being British, there is a distinct possibility that I would be complaining about the heat... although right now I think not! :-) Enjoy your summer, and I'll enjoy my wood burner :-) Thanks for reading and commenting!

      MizBejabbers, you're right, I think we all go through these phases, and they always do pass! A silver lining to every cloud... thanks for reading and the vote... :-)

      Always Exploring, thank you for your lovely comment! Yes, only a few more more months to go, then another couple because after a couple of nice weeks in May we generally get snow or something equally as stupid, lol, and in the meantime, I am blessed to be living in a beautiful location that has it's plus points whatever the weather... I find a walk along the river bank cheers me up no matter how hard I try to stay moody... :-)

      All the best from the riverbank in England, Jen

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is such a simple poem and written beautifully. I believe when summer ends we are prone to feel sad at times, then, i remember summer is coming back soon..Cheers

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      5 years ago from Beautiful South

      I like it, and I like reading some of the various interpretations of your poem. To me, it is like the depressive moods we sometimes go through. When I am troubled, I am reminded of a former colleague who kept reminding me, "this too, shall pass." Voted you up.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      SAD is not fun. I hope you survive! At least we don't have that problem in Australia. As we head towards summer here we can get too much of a good thing. I wonder what the word for that should be?

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Graham, thank you! I'm glad you liked it! :-)

      Jools99, winters always seem so much longer than summer don't they! Thanks for reading and commenting!

      LaThing, thank you! I like your interpretation! :-) Makes me feel like a "proper" poet... lol Thanks for reading and voting!

      Jan, thank you for commenting and voting, I'm glad you liked it!

      Thanks to all for stopping by, all the best from a chilly riverbank in England... Jen :-)

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      5 years ago

      Lovely poem and it is true some people are affected by the lack of sunshine! Voted up,


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      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful, Jen! So touching, and very sombering poem..... I see another interpretation of it..... Like the stages of life, changing like the seasons of the year! Voting up and away....

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      Jools Hogg 

      5 years ago from North-East UK

      Jen, you've summed up the unhappy 'fog' that settles over some of us in the winter and it is enough to fill us with gloom. I long for the sunshine but I've got a long wait.

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jen. Truly an absolute delight.



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