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A Sad Christmas

There was a time when passion ruled their life
But time and ailments stepped in to betray.
She never felt she'd be that aging wife
But as years passed it just worked out that way.

He was still giving, faithful, kind and true.
Like siblings now, no romance was a part
Of a sad distance that between them grew.
She felt remoteness deep within her heart.

She tried to fan the flames with poetry
Yet discontentment shown upon his face. 
Her rhymes just bored him, it was plain to see 
No romance for her lingered, not a trace.

She tucked away her love filled photographs 
Resigned that dreams would be her epitaph.

12-14-18

A Sad Christmas' - December 2018 Writing Challenge - Poetry Contest
Sponsor Dear Heart

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Date: 1/5/2019 3:33:00 PM
Heartbreaking. Powerful. I could envision the two of them, at opposite ends of the silent room. Happy New Year!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/5/2019 4:16:00 PM
Thank you very much Michael. I rarely write sad poems. Have a great new year! : )
Date: 1/3/2019 3:05:00 AM
That's really sad and sweet, at the same time, and it's a wonderful SONNET. It scans really well! I am moved to stillness by it. THANK YOU for this!
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Date: 12/28/2018 2:05:00 AM
Wow Conne, I've got a box of tissues next to my computer - yours is the 5th sad poem for this contest that i have read one after the other this morning! a terrific write, good luck in the contest and loads of heartfelt wishes for 2019. Love and hugs, Jennifer
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/28/2018 1:32:00 PM
Thank you very much Jennifer. I usually don't write sad poems...it was for the contest. Happy New Year! xxoo : )
Date: 12/22/2018 12:43:00 PM
You see that one of the biggest cruelty of life is the age, for when we grow old, many things get changed, your story was one of it examples, it was indeed a really sad story and something that I absolutely love reading, since it is 22 December today, so I wish you a merry Christmas and a really happy new year,
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Date: 12/23/2018 1:53:00 PM
Fortunately it is not my story. My husband gave me the most beautiful ring with emerald (my birthstone) inset between two rows of sparkles. It was hard to come up with a sad poem when I am happy Faraz. Age does slow us down however. Thank you for such a nice comment. Blessings this holiday. xxoo : )
Date: 12/20/2018 7:40:00 PM
Sad, indeed!
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Date: 12/19/2018 7:24:00 PM
Hand this to all those geniuses who maintain that physicality is not important in a relationship...Remarkably insightful, poignant write, Connie. Season's best, Gershon
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Date: 12/18/2018 3:47:00 PM
soupmail for ya
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Date: 12/17/2018 3:09:00 PM
How touching and sad this sonnet is, Connie! Unfortunately advancing age has some not so nice surprises in store for us. Congratulations on your merited win! Regards // paul
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Date: 12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
- Many factors can make Christmas an extra heavy time - Congratulations on your winning poem, Connie :) - Merry Christmas to you :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/16/2018 9:01:00 PM
oh my Connie, this one is so good. It's a very sad thing indeed. I had a million things to do and my sad story is not to have finished half of it. Congrats too!!
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Date: 12/16/2018 6:50:00 PM
Connie, congratulations on your win in my contest with this emotional and sad write, well done ~
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/16/2018 8:16:00 PM
Thank you so much Constance. It is difficult to write a sad poem when I am very happy this year...reason, my grandchildren and the joy they bring me. Happy holidays! xxoo : )
Date: 12/16/2018 2:47:00 AM
Well penned piece that gives us insight into a longing that is not always reciprocated by the other person in a relationship. the realism you have achieved with this piece is exceptional. Regards and happy holidays David in NZ
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Date: 12/15/2018 6:43:00 PM
ohh, a loveless partnership is dreary, connie.. your fine artwords speak of a beautifully sad time... a podium win for me... hugggs
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Date: 12/15/2018 6:06:00 PM
Hello Connie … for all the highs of Christmas, some in silence are at their very lowest - well written again Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 12/15/2018 5:58:00 PM
very well written, connie! best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 12/15/2018 4:04:00 PM
Yes when passion fades to gray it is a little like a demise, well versed for the contest, best of luck!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 4:48:00 PM
I am too happy to write sad poems Michelle. This is the best I could muster. Thank you! : )
Date: 12/15/2018 2:08:00 PM
Hi Constance, such a sad Sonnet you place before us. It is so easy to feel the pain within the words. A beautiful, heartfelt Sonnet that I hope shall do well in the contest. Your words touch on a theme that is so real for many. You capture the feelings of this write so well Connie. Have to fave. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 4:50:00 PM
Thank you Mike. I do poorly at writing sad poems. I am ever the optimist. Thank you so much for the fave! : )
Date: 12/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
This seems to happen often, Connie, and your sonnet describes my last relationship to a T. However, when a couple is married, they tend to stick it out. A perfectly written sonnet form with a story to which many can relate. Beautifully composed, Connie. Sending winning wishes for Constance's contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 12/15/2018 7:24:00 AM
You touched upon a theme that is so true..the sad note in your poem is a reality for many. Once again you proved how great poems reflect life's moments that we are all aware of... but it takes a special write to recognize. Well done, Connie.
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Date: 12/15/2018 7:19:00 AM
A well written sonnet Connie that for many rings true. The bright light they once had has now sadly dimmed. Good luck in the contest. Tom.
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Date: 12/15/2018 6:12:00 AM
You have written a sad poem to fit this contest theme well! I can feel it Connie! Well done! :)
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Date: 12/15/2018 2:42:00 AM
You pictured a sad reality..., but I believe that by God's love, sad Christmas will be vanquished. Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 12/15/2018 1:18:00 AM
Beautifully done, Connie. A sad, sad gray would color and fully coat such a Christmas. How the sponsor can handle all these doses of sadness is hard to imagine for me. Love you ... CayCay
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Date: 12/14/2018 10:31:00 PM
Well penned, Connie. Lovely.
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Date: 12/14/2018 10:28:00 PM
If the truth be know this does happen a lot. I never wish it on anybody. One is a very lonely number. You did a super poem filled with lots of great imagery. I wish you well in the contest.
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