Masereka Amos


I Refuse To Be Comforted


I hear voices now and again
Of losses of a beloved dear wife
So false and true to believe in vain
I remember her scent and our life
O how this sorrowful news sharpens
I refuse to be comforted
Because she’s no more
I want no condolence
Do not even come this near to share my grief
She will never come again
I am afraid to know what happened to her
I do not want to see what caused her departure
I am bitten and those snakes have run away
leaving with me only an angry wound
I have a reason to cry
I refuse to be comforted
I am worthy to follow
I do not belong here anymore
there is where everyone belongs
this heart is scratched and smashed with thorns
and electrified and thrilled with nails
I feel tightened to the ground where I belong
Until the soil swallows this being
This is easy and hard to live by
To enter and to leave my life
I refuse to be comforted
I hope no more
I will not believe if not for death alone

Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Refuse To Be Comforted by Masereka Amos )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. True-untrue, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  2. You are see clearly, gajanan mishra
  3. a dramatic lover.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  4. under developed.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  5. Escape, Sandra Feldman
  6. MUSIC OFF THE WALL! ! !, G. AKANJI OLANIYI
  7. Expander, Kim Barney
  8. I believe you never will be too late, Trong Phan
  9. Angel's fear, gulsher JOHN
  10. when i loved you and you loved her and s.., Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour -- when lover's vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;
And gentle winds and waters near,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Sitting On A Scarlet, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Sad, wayne kers
  9. The Last Bell, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]