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THE SILENT SAD SOUL Torches in the sky, Tis a spiritual sight, The sun n moon so bright, and each star a glow as a hopeful wishing light. Smouldering beneath is a soul, in blind darkness, surviving on it's own sadness, so tense tied in barbed wire fence, a soulful seed as if an unwanted weed. Portraying a happy clown, disguising a fractured frown. Singing a happy song, so hypocritically wrong, to hide, not to confide. A portrait appears, so happy n glad, but the paint n brush used so sad. For what the eyes see, may not truly be. Giving directions to show and say, but blindly losing one's own way. Donating time n care, while still in self despair. Silent sadness is real, that seems only sad souls feel, with the hidden sad soul tattoo, on the unknown who.

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Date: 8/7/2019 3:19:00 AM
Powerfully penned Edmund, I think many wear a mask of a smile to hide depression. I'm lucky I don't suffer but know many who do and often they can hide it so well. No matter what is going on in my life and believe me since my hubby had cancer and I started writing the last 6 years have been the most challenging of my life I try to use humour in my poems to make folk smile:-) hugs Jan xx
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Edmund Strempfl
Date: 8/8/2019 6:51:00 PM
Thank you for your comment and your interest as appreciated. Yes I admit to having days of hidden depression and as so many others. Unfortunately depression and anxiety has a stigma like a bad odour or an alarm bell for narcissists to take advantage.