Again, I Swallowed Sorrow Within

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a poem about hitting rock bottom...It is also about finding redemption. Is it autobiographical? Maybe... I have found happpiness in a life I made hard. This is a fact. I somehow came back.

Straightaway above me lays slate gray the sky,

it is a wasted world that befouls me

of recurrent respite upon my clouded sun.


Again, I inhale it in

distressing me bitterly so

kissing my canvases Picasso blue as


I felt the peril of somber dusk about me

only hoping, perhaps, to dampen the polluted spiral

of a poisoned atmosphere I did not wish to


Swallowed the lump in my throat . . . the façade I have hidden behind

upon a yesteryear of debt I cannot pay

as a gap in the sky imploded within smothering me with so much


Sorrow and grief once paved my soul black the road of poor decisions

as I stumbled like a blind man above the textured weeded overgrowth

in life to a black hole I never found


Within myself I have found a rose

blooming in the beauty of the sunlight

of each new day no longer worried if ever

(Again, I swallowed sorrow within)


Submitted: April 11, 2012

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Ian Dawn

So abstract and yet so drawing, it had visions while reading and thats all that counts. great work mate

Sun, April 15th, 2012 11:00pm


Twas well spoken my dark aussie friend. I thank you for the compliment. I really enjoyed playing with the words to this poem and the one I wrote after. You checked that one out as well.

Sun, April 15th, 2012 6:30pm


I enjoyed reading, the flow is different to what Im use to making it so much enjoyable. Well written

Sat, April 21st, 2012 7:49pm


Thank you for checking out my work. I had a poetic moment in which I wanted to try some different techniques. Truthfully, I found an artistic flavor to your erotic story. You actually gave the story a dimension which I would not expect in a sexy story. It had irony. This is a strong literary skill. I feel if you ever decided to take a different route with your writing, you would write equally as strong. I could see above average ability in your poetry as well as your writing. This is a compliment. I love reading talent. You have some. I did not create a story pulling 2500 reads...You did! Bravo, my new found literary friend.

Sat, April 21st, 2012 1:26pm

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