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I sought to drive out my sorrows but they did not wish to go. They refused to leave even though I begged them so.

I thought I may be able to drown them in whisky or gin. I tried very hard but those blighters had actually learnt to swim.

I wished them goodnight and I went up to bed, Sadly as I laid down my head my sorrows were waiting there for in my bed!

I sit and and shake my fists and bury my head in my hands these sorrows are dragging me down. I am like the innards of an hour glass they are burying me in the sand.

I run out the house and through the woods, snow and slush a freezing mix that is not so good.  Stopping and turning as I flee those damn miserable sorrows are still after me.

I have had enough if I just sit down, these sorrows are just screwing me around. I am afraid awake and terrified to sleep, I fear these sorrow are after my mind for keeps.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martin Shone
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 18:25:45

    Sorrow, fears, unshakeable demons
    A curse upon you
    begone and come to me
    I’ll eat you up and spit you out
    bury you in an hourglass
    and fire you to the deepest
    depths of nothingness
    there’ll be no escape
    for you vile
    Sorrow, fears, unshakeable demons


  2. willowdot21
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 18:30:40

    woooo!! that should see the blighters off!! Thank you that is a lovely poem in itself!! xx


  3. Martin Shone
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 18:31:56

    Well, the little buggers, they should leave you alone 🙂


  4. willowdot21
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 20:28:42

    Thank you!


  5. Donna
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 23:58:39

    Tee hee hee Martin Shone 😉 wicked funny & I agree …they sound like collie wobbers to me! ❤ Donna 🙂


  6. willowdot21
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 09:18:19

    Yes yes they are but how to beat them when they attack at dark of night??


  7. zendictive
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 12:34:06

    ale invites more sorrow for if the body feels bad the mind soon follows but joy is only hidden in the shadows of the mind by its jealous brother ‘sorrow’ , find that which draws a smile and paint forever (~_~)


  8. willowdot21
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 16:20:42

    Yes I know that alcohol is no problem solver I learned that lesson years ago. I like that idea of the jealous brother sorrow hiding joy in the shadow. Amen to all and never loose hope, as elusive as it tries to be grab it and hold it!xx


  9. Vampire Weather
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 18:38:21

    This sounds hauntingly familiar. Beautiful work willow, though tormented and tense. I relate 🙂


  10. willowdot21
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 18:45:25

    I tried to put a few smiles in there like trying to drown my sorrows only to find they learned to swim…but yes I know you relate I do too it is hard but we must hold on to hope.


  11. zumpoems
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 18:19:11

    Great line: “I tried very hard but those blighters had actually learnt to swim.”

    Very touching. You did an excellent job in setting, conveying and maintaining mood.


  12. willowdot21
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 19:22:21

    I love the saying “Drowning your sorrows” and thought what if they have learnt to swim?? xx 🙂


  13. fallenelegy
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 06:22:05

    alcohol is not a cure for sorrows. feelings of despair always come with us, like shadows. but being human is not to succumb to them but to overcome all sorrows. it is hard but we should prevail.
    a dark poem, but still an entertaining read.


  14. willowdot21
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 08:48:34

    You are so right alcohol is not an answer to anything ! We must never never give up! Thank you again for you kind and wise words.


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