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

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Pure misery
With its evil ropes 
Suffocating suffocating.
Now before your eyes
Slices slices
Happiness into many pieces
And staring down at the ground
You see the pieces fall
And then staring up
Moving moving
Comes the darkness of your thoughts
All terrible
You surrender
Putting your hands into the air
Waiting waiting.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2011 6:06:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading the very diverse poetry here this morning in my Soupland. Words pouring onto paper from poets souls. What a joy to be able to sit and read such wonderful poetry for awhile today. Have a very good day Isioma. Love, Carol