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

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He despaired. He was despondent and desperate.
He was impelled to violent action but restrained from acting out.
He had finally given up. He had lost all hope.
Disheartened and dispirited his will had collapsed.
Lacking confidence or courage, depression defined him. 
He languished in gloom and grieved in lament.
He succumbed to a wretched tribulation,
a miserable melancholy, so forlorn was his ordeal.
He anguished over his prospects, so painful was his worry.
Desperate and wholly dejected the criminal faced his judgment.
As justice was served he fretted, ruminated, chafed, sulked and moped.
Now he faced the torment and ridicule he so easily delivered.
Finally he too understood the meaning of despair.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2009 5:23:00 AM
    I like the lingering grind on the action of despair ... it brings the inner hopeless into light ... good write.

  1. Date: 1/20/2009 8:00:00 PM
    yes. yes, yes, yet a little melancholy is somehow noted. sometimes them getting theirs is not as sweet as we thought. we are so dad gummed human beings!! that is what my dad used to say. janetta.

  1. Date: 10/14/2008 9:34:00 PM
    A poem any human can relate to! First of yours I've read, wont be the last.

  1. Date: 8/21/2008 11:31:00 AM
    Much to think about here. The alliteration works well to forward your thoughts. Best wishes with your writing. Karen