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Too Much Sadness for Me- Video

I did a video of a poem that was Poem of the Week. Here is the link to the original poem.

With all that is happening around us in the world today, I'm always reminded that a better day is coming....a day when there will be no more sorrow, mourning, sickness, or death. That day is coming soon. I believe it. Hope you enjoy the video. :)

Too Much Sadness for Me

there's too much sorrow...
don't you know
we are all going to die
a starting point always beckons a finish
sooner or later
no matter how
peaceful or painful
that final moment may be
you see...
it will come
for you
for me

There's too much sorrow
so much I have seen
sickness sapping away
the mother-daughter moments
meant for me...
She struggled bravely
to set my fears free
But MS wouldn't let her be
My Mama left me

There is too much sorrow
the pain of being unloved
of trying to fit in
of trying to play the game
of success and fame
it all comes at a cost
so much is lost...
sacrificial moments
meant for family

There is too much sorrow
refugee misery
nowhere to be
no home
no destiny
just abject poverty
hearts left hungry
for a love
that the world
will not let them see

There is too much sorrow
tonight my heart is heavy
I'm tired of goodbyes
I'm tired of trying to fit in
I'm tired of pretense
I'm tired

There is too much sorrow
Eyes are blurring
I can't see
the last lines I'm meant to write
Too tired to fight
Survival more than it's pumped up to be

Sleep....obliviousness of a dream
sweet it seems to me
you see...
There is too much pain
So write...
write for me
of happy
of make believe
of heaven
and eternity
of no pain
or misery
of no abuse
or fatality
of no tears
or cruelty
no more death
for you
no more death
for me
can't you see?

Write of happy...

Please, there is too much sadness here
for me....

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 9/29/2016 9:24:00 AM

    Hi Eileen, yes I am well. Heading back from Vancouver today. I'm looking forward to seeing my sweetie.
  1. Date: 9/27/2016 8:07:00 PM

    Hearing you read this piece adds an additional layer. Well done, I'm sure many will be able to relate. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 11:41:00 AM

    Such a moving write and to hear you read it brought tears to my eyes, Eileen. I'm at a loss for words. Simply beautiful!
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 11:16:00 AM

    Such a beautiful poem and reading Eileen.
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 10:51:00 AM

    Yi and Wow - thank you for this therapy write, I needed such a venting this morn. It is precise, sincere and describes mindsets / emotions that visit me at times and I'm sure others. Such creativity is hard hitting when it succeeds - and this does. Now smile, *^#* it! (I will, too) ... CayCay
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 9:07:00 AM

    So sad, so well written deserves the honour given to you, A 7
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 6:09:00 AM

    Oh dear Eileen..Im sending you a big maltese hug..I already saw it on youtube..because I receive a gmail each time you upload a poem there...I gave you the thumbs up...and ofcourse that is not enough..Im gonna fave. It....Hugs.
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 2:08:00 AM

    WOW WOW WOW I have tears in my eyes hearing your voice - it is even more poignant hearing your words my friend especially about your beloved mother and daughter. What is the opening music it is so so beautiful! A 7 and faves:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 2:04:00 AM

    Excellent poem representing harsh realty but amidst the tears and pain there is laughter and joy: motherhood, love, learning, traveling, creating, hoping, expecting anticipating. SMILE we are just the bridge that will help cross the river of desperation and enter the world you so artfully describ. Till then, cheer up! A seven