It's just poetry, it won't bite


06.27.13 Posted in today's words by

Jeanette Cheezum’s most recent poem to appear here was Enticing (December 2012).

By Jeanette Cheezum

Life is tough when sadness
surrounds you. Vigilantes
come in town thinking they
know it all. Instead, they
create more problems due
to their lack of knowledge.

Things aren’t always
as they are perceived.

Relentless people aim to
conquer from their ivory
tower; not bothering to learn
the facts or take part of the blame.

Shame and sorrow are cast about 
like moths to a flame.

You are the one that’s had to
endure the task; walk away
before they steal your pride.

6 Responses to “Unhappy”

  1. Jean says:

    Nice job, Jeanette. There are beautiful phrases here as well as a strong point.

  2. Bobbie says:

    Wow, Jeanette, this is very powerful stuff. Life is just full of this stuff. Fortunately, we have our poetry to help us get through it all. Here’s wishing you some happier thoughts.

  3. Erin Cole says:

    I think you’ve described a world for many here, Jeanette. I loved the end.

  4. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    Unhappy tells a story that, at one time or another, most of us have experienced. It’s about strife and life – to be able to survive and then to thrive. A poignant poem with depth.

  5. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    I wrote a comment earlier today but it hasn’t posted yet. Your “unhappy” poem is wonderful. Poignant and powerful with great depth. Words most will find quite relatable.

  6. @ Jean…Thanks, for reading and commenting. I miss you.
    @Bobbie…Thanks! I was in an explosive mood when I wrote this.
    @ Erin…Nice to see you here.Thanks!
    @ Jeanette…Thanks! We are able to survive, thank God. I’m glad you all
    were able to feel my emotion without feeling the pain.

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