Get Your Premium Membership

The Years Had Stolen Her Smile

The old woman walked with trouble and pain. Yet the deepest hurt was in her heart. For she was all alone once again. She and her children had grown apart. Her soul mate and love of sixty years had passed away and left her here. Now she had nothing but dried up tears. Nothing seemed to bring her cheer. Nobody came to call on her. In this darkened house she sat alone. There was never anything new to occur. All day long she had a silent phone. When she gazed in the mirror once in awhile an old and ancient woman looked back. She wondered why the years had stolen her smile. Usually she felt her soul under attack. The old woman wanted no more than to die. Leave this earth and join her dear love. As for being here she wondered why. Every hour she sent prayers up above. Meanwhile she sits and rocks so sadly. Wishing with all her destroyed heart to leave this life as she wants so badly. All she wants to do now is depart. For Skat's contest "Saddest Landscape" you wanted depressing--I think I gave it to you!!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 8/7/2014 12:43:00 PM
so sad but so true for many Deb, really so well penned with nice flow and super rhyme. God bless , Gordon
Login to Reply
Date: 5/24/2014 8:40:00 PM
Very sad indeed. Well done. You captured the emotions perfectly and with great visuals. I saw your BLOG about the surgery and hope you are doing well
Login to Reply
Date: 4/14/2014 9:35:00 AM
So glad to see this on the winners list where it belongs. Congratulations.
Login to Reply
Date: 4/10/2014 8:03:00 AM
Deb... this is so sad... sometimes, along loneliness...we would only wish to die... b'cos in death, we will never feel the pain, the emptiness and sorrow. .. such a beautiful masterpiece... CONGRATULATIONS!!! :O))
Login to Reply
Date: 4/9/2014 9:53:00 PM
Login to Reply
Date: 3/29/2014 9:18:00 AM
This is so sad, I can not imagine a sadder landscape. You captured the essence of the contest. Well done.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/23/2014 8:27:00 PM
Looks like a winner to me. Revelations 9:6
Login to Reply