Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

42

Sarah Casey Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled 42 which was written by poet Sarah Casey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Sarah Casey

Best Sarah Casey Poems

+ Fav Poet

42

it's funny how it happens
it's like it just began
one step
five
I've moved on-
I've fallen below
You're only as strong as you think
as you become
even when you're lungs exasperated 
stomach rolling
a pain you have no choice
but to swallow

regurgitate it up
here we go again 
the merry-go-round
deep inside the forest
where the outsiders creep
that's where I lurk,
above the trees
far from where you'll ever think of me

42 and counting
seems easy,
done it all before
And you don't see why I can't take twice the broken heart
twice the excuses
twice right from the start
yet I'm the only one who loses...
trying to keep-
dignity separate
agony is venturing near-
a black hole inside my mind-
and my heart-
well it's black
black as the blackest hole
and radiation shoots out-
feet first
why does it still sting at 42 and counting? 

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:31:00 AM
    I just turned 37 and I hear this loud & clear! Perhaps, it's best to let our heart go the way of our age...up. :) Excellent writing!