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Sadness Is The Sweetest Emotion

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Sadness Is The Sweetest Emotion

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." - Percy Shelley


Do not tell me to smile
while tears run down my cheek,
just because I am melancholy
does not mean I am weak.

I cannot fake happiness
these are real tears I cry,
if they are invisible to you
I really wonder why.

They say look on the bright side
and this only makes me mad,
my emotions are not hidden
I am unafraid to be sad.

You cannot understand it
wished, prayed for it to go,
these sorrows you tried to end
yet, this is all I know.

Tears flow through my veins
not the red blood of life,
this heart sobs, it does not beat
outpouring all my cares and strife.

I am happy in sadness
not in a fake smile,
so, let my tears fall
I want to be sad for awhile.

If you hate sad poetry
than I am not for you,
I will write a "happy" poem
when I am ready to.





Written by: Kelly Deschler
September 20th, 2013


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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 10:35:00 PM

    Kelly What a way to tell a story about a poets time of sadness and how they feel. I like how you portrayed the inner soul and heart. Nicely done. Thanks for the awesome comment on my Karma poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:54:00 PM

    yes, this was one of my all time favorites from before. I wish this one had scored higher!! Congrats to you, dear.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 12/28/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your support, Andrea! I thought this poem would have placed higher, too!
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:43:00 AM

    Enjoyed your beautiful write on a portrait of a poet and congratulations on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 12/26/2013 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Dr. Ram!
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 4:55:00 PM

    Congratulations Kelly! You wrote sad but it's an incredible narrative of sad. It's a beautiful lyrical poem! Thank you for your participation,,, love to you, gautami

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 12/26/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for the wonderful comments, and for my placement in your contest. I really appreciate the recognition!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:24:00 PM

    Hi Kelly, I posted the collaboration moments ago...I do hope you approve of the small mermaid thought in your first line.... I've read the collab, to a few peeps here at my JOB... one can't believe we amateur poets wrote it.. LOL, I'm glad your on line right now. I do hope you like and enjoy the poem... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Good poem dear one,full of imageries and deep. I love sad poetry,a dirge....etc Nice having u around always,love ur comments and welcome to poetrysoup.People here are wonderful and positive. Love and hugs.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:09:00 AM

    wow, I REALLY like this one. VERY interesting and unique perspective. GOOD for YOU.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:09:00 AM

    fave.

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 11:52:00 AM

    Bravo! Shades of Emily Dickinson ;But of course you stand alone on your own merit .

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:09:00 PM

    Your words are eloquently spoken and captivating. They resonate deeply with those who are meant to feel them deeply. As the words of Shelley imply, you have crafted the sweetest of song :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:48:00 PM

    Exactly right! If writing about your sadness eases ot even a little then that's what you write about! Very nice poem Kelly. I do hope you are feeling better though.

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 9/28/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It* sorry...serves me right for not proofing ;-)
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 12:46:00 AM

    Oh yes what an aweinspiring inspirational poem, we shudnt be afraid to cry! Each line means n rhymes impressively! Do review my latest too as per yor last line.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 11:49:00 AM

    *Standing ovation!* Bravo! The last stanza summed up the whole piece perfectly. And I love the Percy Shelley quote (excellent touch!). I adore "sad" poetry because it sings to the melancholy in my own Soul, to which I very much relate. Fantastic work, dear friend! <3

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:46:00 PM

    That's telling them! You speak here about something you feel deeply about - and that is all to the good. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 9/23/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is ridiculous to declare a poem "too sad"; could not agree with you more. Your words move my soul and sing to my own sentiments of sorrow <3
    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 9/22/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wrote this poem because I was tired of other poets saying that my poems are too sad. Which I think is just ridiculous! :)
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:19:00 AM

    smile please kelly heartfelt beautiful piece

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 9/22/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 2:52:00 PM

    I am happy in sadness..so profound this verse is-Yes..sometimes we need to mourn..to live the grief..to cry..to make peace with our own pain..Maybe then We can be released from faking a smile and be happy for real..Be grateful for being alive and make each day count.People hurt us so deep at times its worth than death itself..but We will take our time till the wound heals and the sun shines.You are an amazing writer of truth.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 6:54:00 AM

    Kelly, I love this declaration of the freedom to be "real". Going into my favorites. Keep writing, lady.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 5:07:00 AM

    Happy songs are too written in the saddest moments sometimes, Kelly, you write sad songs and people happily read it, Catharsis?.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 5:00:00 AM

    Love this, Kelly! I am this way too, I've got to write on everything i feel!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:24:00 PM

    Kelly, you are perfect... I enjoy the real stuff... many times I'd rather read sad and emotional writes than happy ones... so please write! write! all the sad and emotional poems.. I'll be back... then when you post a happy, poem.. I'm gonna smile with you, and for you... Just like I'm smiling right now... LINDA

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:41:00 PM

    wow! low current beneath the water, there is power moving within, you cannot stop this current, easier to stroke with it. . . . under current feelings. . . . . And now its going to my favourite !

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Wow amazing Bless your heart for not hiding who you are

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:45:00 PM

    wow! Kelly, Straight to my fav's. you write what you want when you feel it. when you are ready write the happiest poem. Meanwhile, I want to read these deep emotions you display on your poems...........SKAT

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:34:00 PM

    Kelly great job. We have to express sadness when we feel it. It's all a part of the healing process and one needs to have another heal in their own way. Love this. Hugs and love, Gail