Aufie Zophy

Bronze Star - 2,514 Points (18 October 1964)

X..... A Little Sadness - Poem by Aufie Zophy

Reflecting on my life at the end of the week
A tear leaves my eye and caresses my cheek
My ego wants to force a smile, but my soul doesn’t feel the need
This little sadness doesn’t taste bitter; it is sweet



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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Actually too many people tend to be afraid of sadness
Sadness is quite a normal feeling.
It can be all encompassing and devastating
And that is something to be afraid of
But our daily small sadnesses,
we should be living through them without too much worry
If we store our daily small sadnessess
without really living through the feelings,
they may come back to us in much bigger form

Comments about X..... A Little Sadness by Aufie Zophy

  • Veteran Poet - 1,065 Points Panmelys Panmelys (3/28/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    Bitter sweet emotion at times is a necessary part of life, perfectly normal, especially when you're young. The most important thing is that your poem captures this spirit very well.....(apart from the multiple sadnesses...) .but that's not a critic...it's your poem, not mine. I wrote a similar one in the 70's and share it with you, we are all liked up like a chain to one another, and we all borrow from each other. Panmelys
    A Little Sad

    I feel a little sad today
    The sky outside looks down at me
    As if to sympathize
    She's even dressed in her drabbest grey
    And there are tears in her eyes.

    I wish I could cry like the heaven's do
    When I feel low and don't know why
    I cup my face within my hands
    And sit in dreamy melancholy
    Thinking of nothing in particular.

    I only know that it's not bad
    To feel at times, a little sad.

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (6/25/2014 7:01:00 AM)

    Your poet's note is spot on! Without sadness we would not know the wonderfulness of feeling happy! A good cry can also be very cleansing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,194 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/21/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Regarding sadness of life a poem is created and it is beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Mcgrade (10/28/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    There is something BLISSFOUL in being sad and feeling melancholy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Micah Hayes (10/12/2013 10:54:00 PM)

    Encouraging words to a tormented mind. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Micah Hayes (10/6/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    Sadness is my reality/ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gleb Zavlanov (7/20/2013 12:26:00 PM)

    I really like this poem. It's short and to the point and has immense meaning. Keep up the great work! I also invite you to read and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Oscar Robles (6/4/2013 11:58:00 AM)

    Very good writing. Osc. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,957 Points Soumita Sarkar (5/11/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    I think the notes are more reflective than the poem itself..........good! Please go through my poems and vent your comments (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Erika Wingo (11/24/2012 11:44:00 AM)

    This is a poem of few words that says so much. Deeply meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amrit Rathi (4/30/2011 7:40:00 AM)

    Beautiful! We are not always happy and peaceful though our ego, false self, may pretend at times. But if we accept 'suchness' of the situation at hand, let it be sorrow or pain, it gives tremendous peace and serenity.We need to accept the present moment as it is.
    Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Sreekala Sukumaran (3/24/2011 12:19:00 AM)

    Though short very precise it is, Very true and well written liked it very much... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 27, 2013


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