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Courage

kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970
edited 25. Nov 2016, 08:26 in Community Chit-chat archive
Courage

tears she cried
all day long.
Courage she sighed,
through nightfall's throng.
These tortured bones
and screaming tones
are monotonous.

They give me drugs
she cries.
"They'll stop your pain."
They lied.
But it's of no surprise
to find each day she tries.

Kathleen Thorpe
“I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Comments

  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,586 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Kath :(

    This is a sad poem. The utter loneliness of pain-filled nights.

    BUT hope is in there in the strength of the woman who carries on every day despite her pain.

    Beautifully written.

    Thank you

    Toni xxx ((()))
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Sharon, thai's really appreciated. xx
    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Kath that is so moving..the nights are the worse hope things improve for you then you can get that well earned sleep..xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,968 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You have managed to create something pretty from something ugly. Well done, Kath.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,669
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Kathleen
    you have said how it is very true its only people who have it know what its really like and you cope very well.
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What tremendous words, they capture the dark moments so well. I hope that those who can will move it to the poetry sticky at the top of this board. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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