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No Guilt-Fest

It’s so easy to get sucked in to

the guilt,

the self-blame.

Should have seen,



been there to let you

talk it out

instead of offering

mindless platitudes

that I knew

you did not want to hear.

But I won’t turn this into a guilt-fest

for it was your voice,

your pain,

not mine,

and you really had a way with words,

taking your reader

to the dark side

where nothing is as it should be,

as it could be...

until you decided

that you could take

no more.

Submitted: January 16, 2020

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Mike S.

Sad but excellent, Hull!

Thu, January 16th, 2020 8:06pm


Thank you, Mike.

Thu, January 16th, 2020 12:22pm

Gloria Dale

It sounds just like it would in your mind. Well done, Hulla.

Fri, January 17th, 2020 2:19am


Thanks, Gloria. I think most of these will end up being free-style rambles.

Fri, January 17th, 2020 9:54am

Sue Harris

Two words often said come to mind...if only. This is so very sad, Hully.

Fri, January 17th, 2020 2:31pm


Thanks, Sue.

Fri, January 17th, 2020 9:57am

Keke Serene

We can't force anyone to accept support, they must be receptive. But still we are left wondering. It is a tragic situation all around.

Fri, January 17th, 2020 8:45pm


It is, Stars. Thanks for reading.

Sat, January 18th, 2020 10:52am

Robert Helliger

A great, dark poem, Hull.

Sun, January 19th, 2020 8:59pm


Thanks so much for reading, Robert.

Mon, January 20th, 2020 11:01am

Origins and Tall Tales

Whoa! I feel so sad after reading this-which means great work.

Thu, January 23rd, 2020 5:41pm


Thanks, Origins.

Thu, January 23rd, 2020 10:04am


Great poem loved it

Wed, July 1st, 2020 4:23am


Thanks so much for reading.

Wed, July 1st, 2020 11:27am


Dark poetry, I know a thing or two about this. Such a difficult topic to write about, because there is no cure for this. Through depression and suicidal thoughts, most people are dismissive of any help, because it doesn't help them enough. And at the same time, we can't force them to accept help. In the end, the only voice they listen to, is the voice in their head, and most of the time unfortunately, it gives them the wrong advice. A powerful dark write Hully. This is real life, and there is no cure.

Wed, July 15th, 2020 9:29pm


Do you mind if I use that last sentence, Dexter. That really sums up how I feel. I've struggled with depression all my life, and these days it's winning more than I am. I am one of those that won't get help having experienced a long time ago what that 'help' can be like.

Thu, July 16th, 2020 1:02pm


I have no problem with you using that last sentence. Intrigued to see what kind of poem/story you would use it for :)

Sun, July 19th, 2020 2:04pm


Thanks, Dexter!

Sun, July 19th, 2020 7:08am

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