Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.



You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!
Get Your Premium Membership


Futility

by
 Oh, I have tried to laugh the pain away, 
Let new flames brush my love-springs like a feather.
But the old fever seizes me to-day, As sickness grips a soul in wretched weather.
I have given up myself to every urge, With not a care of precious powers spent, Have bared my body to the strangest scourge, To soothe and deaden my heart's unhealing rent.
But you have torn a nerve out of my frame, A gut that no physician can replace, And reft my life of happiness and aim.
Oh what new purpose shall I now embrace? What substance hold, what lovely form pursue, When my thought burns through everything to you?

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - FutilityEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Poems are below...


Top Claude McKay Poems

Analysis and Comments on Futility

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Futility here.