Archive | August, 2010

16 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Two Marriage Poems

There are times when I have thought I could have had an alternate career in writing messages for greetings cards. Because I was the “family poet”, my family became pretty much accustomed to me writing things for each of them. I’ve written obituaries, birthday poems and marriage poems and wedding speeches. Here are just two […]






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16 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Trap

This poem was written at age 15. Throughout my school years, I was terribly unhappy and found refuge in my writing. That is when I wrote so very many of my poems as I have always found it easiest to write when there is something I feel emotional or passionate about, whether in a positive […]






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16 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Pain

This poem is actually made up of two incomplete poems that I wrote at different times. I figured they go pretty well together. Writing down our thoughts Can be spewing out our pain Which gushes forth like a river Of cold and icy rain When you lack someone trusted In which to confide Your worries […]






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16 August 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Ode To My Thyroid

http://dearthyroid.org/thyroid-poetr-by-sarah-downing/ You crept up on me you SOB Destroyed my life as it used to be Accused of laziness because I’m tired A symptom that this illness has sired Accused of greed because I’m overweight But I’m hardly ever hungry; I just caught you too late! Thanks to you, thyroid, I have Epstein-Barr With you, […]






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Lonely Christmas

This was written one Christmas several years ago when I was feeling both sad and happy about spending Christmas on my own. I was sad because people tend to spend the festive season together, but happy because it was strangely liberating to know that I didn’t have to be one of those people who is […]






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