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Below is the poem entitled Blue which was written by poet Brandee Augustus. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Pit of hell feelings
With despair and inner pain 
Mounting and growing
As sadness becomes my food
My only true sustenance

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  1. Date: 2/23/2011 2:08:00 PM
    Wow, incredible depth of emotion here, Well done and congrats Joe

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 12:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine Roberts's contest "Blue". A well deserved win Brandee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 8:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the contest. This was one I did not read until the results - I like the "blue" theme of your poem.....Thanks on the comment......George

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 8:16:00 AM
    Wonderful Tanka!Congrats Brandee on your well deserved win in this contest!--kashinath

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 7:44:00 AM
    Congrats Brandee on your super win in the blue contest with this awesome entry luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 10:17:00 PM
    Brandee, a big congratulations to you on the winners' list. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 7:51:00 PM
    A truly sad picture. Many congratulations for this win.

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 7:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on winning in Francine's contest with this entry.

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 3:40:00 PM
    Congratulations Brandee on your poem's honored placement. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 1:53:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "Blue" Contest, Brandee. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 1:52:00 PM
    So much depth and emotion in 5 lines, just awesome and congrats on your win~~

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 12:16:00 PM
    When the pain is unsurmountable, it does seem like we live on sadness, Brandee. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 12:10:00 PM
    Very good! - Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Francine's contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 11:10:00 AM
    Hello Brandee, Congratulations on your win. Well done! As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 10:52:00 AM
    coming back here, Brandee-- congrats on your win with this moving piece-- :)

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 10:28:00 AM
    congrats on placing 10th in the contest Brandee with this very deep entry

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 9:54:00 AM
    Never thought of it that way, of sadness being sustenance-- yet another different perspective on the word blue-- wish you the best in the contest, Brandee :)

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 6:19:00 PM
    Ah, you did a superb job detailing this depression and state of "the blues."

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 3:55:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this great desciption of sadness..Sara

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 3:24:00 PM
    Interesting write on the blue feelings of sadness, Brandee