Sadness. [Apostrophe]

by Courageous Dreamer   Apr 1, 2010

Sadness, could you disappear for a while?
Your haunting spirit always lingers,
Hovering over me as I take my every step.
You shove me to the ground with trenchant claws,
Do you not realize how deep they penetrate my happiness?
Everyday you steal that trace of sunshine from my soul,
To only replace it with perpetual obscurity.
It infects my soul, like an incurable disease,
Making me feel vulnerable,
So why can't you just let me be?
Let me live without the burden of your presence,
Let me experience those halcyon days that I miss,
When life was peaceful, free of doubt.
Please give me my smile back,
And just disappear.

An apostrophe, a literary term, is a figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply.


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  • 8 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Indeed an interesting form! Have not heard of
    it though and it sounds very real like, asking
    sorrow as if it was a person to leave you. I
    really liked it..take care.

  • 8 years ago

    by Cindy

    Very interesting form. Sometimes we feel that our happiness has been taken. Hope yours returns soon.
    Love Cindy

  • 8 years ago

    by Sylvia

    I too had not heard of this form but you did a good job with it. Always like to learn something new. You gave a voice to sadness. If only the form allowed Sadness to answer you. Well done.

  • 8 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    I heard about this in a class I took last year, but we learned about it in a different so it was cool to see it used this way. I like this piece but their were parts I felt could have been changed. Some words I've seen in your other pieces that would have been nice to see changed. But I did enjoy the piece as a whole as well as the whole idea of saddness as a person. Clever idea. Nice work. Nik :]

  • 8 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I have never heard of this form either but it was very interesting to read about and I'm glad you enjoyed writing this. I liked the thought put into this, the pleading of your soul ran on, and especially the last two lines hit that right note for an ending. This person had taken the sunshine with them and your smile, all you wanted was it back, and for them to leave, for good.

    A well-expressed portrayal of how you want to be left free, unbothered by this presence that haunts over you, it was something different to read from you, and made me wonder who this was, which sparked my imagination.

    God bless you and thanks for the read.


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