Poem about Sadness

Not Able To Find Joy In Life

This is about being abused as a child and playing in a graveyard as a child. It was always so peaceful.

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Back in 2018, on the 26th of December, I found out I was pregnant. I tried to get an abortion but failed. I never wanted a child. All I wanted was love, peace, and respect in my life,...

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Published: December 2007

Depression is running through my head.
These thoughts make me think of death,
A darkness which blanks my mind.
A walk through the graveyard, what can I find?
Black shadows walk in between the graves.
How many lives have not been saved?
Six feet under, if not more,
How I'd like to go down and explore
The feeling of lying in a box.
I can't get out; is it locked?
Is it day or is it night?
Are birds singing or have bats taken to flight?
I know one day this is where I'll go.
Am I afraid? I don't think so!
Will I be able to explore the feeling of death
After I've taken my last breath?
Or will I be a shadow in between the graves?
Will I know how many lives have not been saved?
After this life is there another one?
With a different moon and a different sun.
I won't go to hell as I'm already there,
A place full of sadness, a place full of despair.
So there's nothing to live for, no future, no past,
So I might as well end it, end this life at last.


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  • DeEtte by DeEtte
  • 1 year ago

My boyfriend is a drunk and at times very mean. He takes his anger out on me with bitter words that hurt deep. I try to ignore them because he always says he's sorry and it's because he was drunk. I don't know how to get past the things he's said.

  • Sindisiwe Somi by Sindisiwe Somi
  • 3 years ago

Back in 2018, on the 26th of December, I found out I was pregnant. I tried to get an abortion but failed. I never wanted a child. All I wanted was love, peace, and respect in my life, something my parents failed to do. All they did was call me names. Even before I was pregnant, they used to call me names. They never asked about my life. They don't even know that I'm a victim of rape. I've tried many times to kill myself but failed and now the only person who is keeping me alive is my son.

  • Jenny Williamson by Jenny Williamson, Worthing
  • 7 years ago

As a child I was neglected and as I grew up I lived in foster care. I then moved on to a different placement, my trust was broken I had no one. I too was sexually abused over 1 year ago and police are taking care of it I'm in a kids home now and I feel safer then ever.

  • Dr Soni by Dr Soni
  • 5 years ago

Please keep the faith.
Don't let the hope fade away.
You are gonna be special
In someone's life.
If not today...some other day.

  • Tina by Tina, North Carolina
  • 9 years ago

Back in November 7,1997, I lost my six week old baby girl, Joy, due to her daddy beating her to death! I was so traumatized, I wanted to die too! But...God would not let me! I was left for dead, when my ex boyfriend walked out, after he took my baby girl away from me! When I recovered in the hospital, I screamed for my daughter, but only to be told that Joy was dead! She was so innocent and tiny! Joy knew of no faults or sins! God had taken Joy to a more peaceful place up in the clouds, where I wanted to be with her!

  • Rameen by Rameen
  • 4 years ago

Tina, I feel really despondent about you and your daughter, Joy. Your husband is not a daddy. He should be sentenced to death for this atrocious behavior.

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