A poem of two sides.

Today it’s a poem of two sides. All I did was change two words for one in the top line and three words in the bottom line. What a difference that made.

A poem of two sides.

I put on my crown of thorn

And vow no more to mourn

The passing of my days

Lost in depression’s maze

New resolutions I will make

To smile and cope

Pretending it’s not fake

Farewell to joy farewell to hope.

***********

Remove my crown of thorn

And vow no more to mourn

The passing of my days

Lost in depression’s maze

New resolutions I will make

To smile and cope

Pretending it’s not fake

Farewell sadness welcome hope.

56 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. MyPoems
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 14:27:42

    Amazing πŸ‘

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  3. Jane Dougherty
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 15:57:41

    So much in a few little words! Stick to number two πŸ™‚

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  4. jenanita01
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 18:14:26

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

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  5. JT Twissel
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 20:19:10

    Welcome hope – yes, we have to struggle for hope these days.

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  6. Dale
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 22:23:00

    Yes… stick to number 2!

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  7. Eric Alagan
    Dec 29, 2018 @ 01:29:11

    That’s amazing, Willow dear πŸ™‚

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  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 29, 2018 @ 05:01:15

    Triumphant! ❀️❀️

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  9. Jordy
    Dec 29, 2018 @ 15:32:48

    Inspiring, Willow! Amazing how a simple change can mean a world of difference!

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  10. robertawrites235681907
    Dec 29, 2018 @ 16:52:09

    This is excellent, Willow. I hope you had a good Christmas.

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  11. Miriam Hurdle
    Dec 29, 2018 @ 19:45:57

    It’s amazing, Willow! We have choice of words, choice of mindset and what difference it makes in the outcome of life. Very well done!

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  12. zumpoems
    Dec 30, 2018 @ 00:55:40

    Very nicely done!

    Reply

  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Dec 30, 2018 @ 08:44:41

    Powerful thoughts Willow there is nothing quite like poetry for getting those across to the reader. How was your Christmas? Wishing you much happiness in 2019. Xxx

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 09:21:25

      Thank you Marje it so amazing how just changing a few words, five I think, can change the whole perspective of the poem. Christmas was good hectic and noisy ..how was yours? Wishing you and all the family a happy and healthy 2019. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  14. joylennick
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:40:17

    The right or wrong… words can boost or cast us down. No doubt about that! Well said, Willow. Life seems to be all about ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ doesn’t it! Here’s to the positives. And here’s to a healthier 2019.

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  15. celia
    Jan 06, 2019 @ 20:39:00

    what a difference, indeed … a transformation worth making

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  16. Shae
    Jan 13, 2019 @ 20:58:50

    Hauntingly beautiful.

    Reply

  17. rosemarykurian97
    Jan 20, 2019 @ 07:44:46

    I got to know that life is not a bed of roses through your poem and at the same time I realized that it isn’t a bed of thorns either!! What wonderful poetry. Indeed inspired!
    I would like you to visit a poem that I penned down about depression. Please refer to the link below.
    https://wp.me/palGgF-8

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  18. rosemarykurian97
    Jan 20, 2019 @ 10:33:04

    I am an aspiring poet who wants to make improvements in her poetry. Any suggestions from what you read??

    Reply

  19. tushar19101996
    Jan 29, 2019 @ 05:49:46

    Powerful usage of words…

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  20. Shubham Shah
    Jan 31, 2019 @ 13:05:32

    Yea it’s nice…..

    Reply

  21. thanisamanyan
    Feb 04, 2019 @ 14:18:33

    Enjoyed it. Learnt recently that such retractions of an earlier poem are called palinodes. Bet you knew it. If you have time do visit my poem Here

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 04, 2019 @ 14:24:57

      Well I have to be honest I did not know that what I had written was a Palinode, that’s a nice word. Thank you for telling me ..
      That’s the great thing about WordPress we all help eachother πŸ’œ

      Reply

  22. Freak Writ_R
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 16:09:53

    Wow… Splendid

    Reply

  23. Angela Prendergast
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 20:44:58

    I love this so much!

    Reply

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