Sadness envelops me like a shroud.
Gloom glues my soul-feet down
Heavy and mucky and leaden
Unable to skip or spin or dance.

Melancholy settles in my heart like a weight,
Sorrow saps my strength
Sapping joy and laughter and bliss
Sapping soul sunshine like foggy morning mist.

About bjdonaldson

I'm an average woman who enjoys reflecting on life, writing poetry and ponderings, and having a good laugh. DIY, baking, and cycling are fun, too. If you visited me, I'd invite you in for a cup of coffee and a little chat. I am a Literacy Coach, Reading Specialist, and former classroom and Reading Recovery teacher at an elementary school. Getting up in the morning is not hard; I still love making a difference in the lives of children and teachers.

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  1. Your lovely poem describes exactly how I felt this morning-funny how I clicked on your post. I hope your sadness passes quickly and you feel happy soon. I was in a simple funk.

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  2. What a beautiful poem. I have felt like this, and it is hard to get out from under that heaviness. I hope your sadness leaves you soon. Sometimes we need to just keep searching for the little bits of brightness in our days.

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  3. I am always so impressed when you use poems–I’m never concise enough with language to pull it off! I hope your tomorrow dawns sunny and bright and you can shake the cloud of gloom!

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  4. I’m so sorry that you’re experiencing such sadness. All I know is that without experiencing ALL emotions, including the lows we cannot truly appreciate the highs. Here’s hoping that this immersion and exploration of this darker emotion for you leads to you to a greater appreciation of the joy that waits you. Sending you some positive energy, BJ!

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