In the Shade, Sadness Sits

26 Feb

This poem came to me reading “Down the Road, Depression Greets” by LadieLexi on WordPress. I thought it would be interesting to look at the poem from a different point of view, in this case a friend of the depressed girl, called Sadness. I tried to reflect the original poem, but from the new point of view.

Shaded, shades, shading
Like a lane between towers.
It stretches, it festers:
Never accepting light,
Never accepting my hand.
Shading, shades, shaded.

Her pain etched in skin,
Torn apart; internal battles lost,
Sadness sits in self pity,
Her eyes blind, voice mute,
Her ears are deaf
Her pain etched in skin.

Her friends mean nothing,
She hides behind her scars;
Her excuses, her pain
From her own hands
Losing, shading attention.
Her friends mean nothing.

Twelve hours later,
She will bemoan again
Her tragedy, her life
But with bated breath
Sadness will shine, I know,
Twelve hours later.

But today, she cares not
She sits alone, forlorn
Her eyes remain shut
Seeing darkness, not I
Standing by her side,
But today Sadness, I care.


Posted by on Tuesday 26th February, 2013 in Poetry, Stories of Sadness


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7 responses to “In the Shade, Sadness Sits

  1. deadpoet88

    Tuesday 26th February, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Very touching poem, everyone should have a friend who cares.

    • withheldindarkness

      Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Sometimes people are so caught up in their own lives they don’t see anyone else. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Masks of Ivory

    Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Very well written, every sentence visually flowed. Sadness is a bitter pill (blow) to take, but sometimes It might be needed to cleanse one’s soul. Through the fire!

    • withheldindarkness

      Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and comment. I think the thing with sadness is to find your ‘saviour’ … never give up. Thanks.

  3. ladielexi

    Thursday 28th February, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Love it. I love how you captured the sense of unintended selfishness, the sense of sorrow, and that you even used my style.
    Thanks for writing the contrast! It’s a really good poem.

    • withheldindarkness

      Thursday 28th February, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks for providing the inspiration to write such a poem. Glad that you enjoyed my contrast 🙂


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