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A Sad Child - Poem by Margaret Atwood

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.

Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.

Forget what?
Your sadness, your shadow,
whatever it was that was done to you
the day of the lawn party
when you came inside flushed with the sun,
your mouth sulky with sugar,
in your new dress with the ribbon
and the ice-cream smear,
and said to yourself in the bathroom,
I am not the favorite child.

My darling, when it comes
right down to it
and the light fails and the fog rolls in
and you're trapped in your overturned body
under a blanket or burning car,

and the red flame is seeping out of you
and igniting the tarmac beside your head
or else the floor, or else the pillow,
none of us is;
or else we all are.


Comments about A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood

  • Gold Star - 10,468 Points Tapan M. Saren (4/17/2017 4:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem.......... (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 131,790 Points Robert Murray Smith (3/21/2017 12:56:00 AM)

    I liked your direct no holds barred approach. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,205 Points Prem Katoch (11/23/2016 10:02:00 PM)

    It moves -so intimate and experiential. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sad

  1. 1. A Sad Child , Margaret Atwood
  2. 2. A Fairly Sad Tale , Dorothy Parker
  3. 3. ‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  5. 5. Be Not Sad , James Joyce
  6. 6. A Sad State Of Freedom , Nazim Hikmet
  7. 7. To The Sad Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  8. 8. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  9. 9. For A Sad Lady , Dorothy Parker
  10. 10. A Sad Sad Story , Joyce Hemsley
  11. 11. I Don'T Want To See You Sad , Aldo Kraas
  12. 12. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains , Anonymous Olde English
  13. 13. The Sad Shepherd , William Butler Yeats
  14. 14. Sad-Eyed And Soft And Grey , William Morris
  15. 15. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  16. 16. How Sad, How Sad , Emmanuel George Cefai
  17. 17. The Bad Season Makes The Poet Sad , Robert Herrick
  18. 18. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  19. 19. Sad Song , unknown poet
  20. 20. Sad Green Eyes , Linda Ori
  21. 21. I Sing A Sad Song , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  22. 22. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad , Alfred Edward Housman
  23. 23. Sad Is Stupid , Alison Cassidy
  24. 24. With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb's.. , William Wordsworth
  25. 25. The Lacking Sense Scene.--A Sad-Coloured.. , Thomas Hardy
  26. 26. A Sad Wind From The Sea , David Harris
  27. 27. The Snow's Sad Drift , Robert Rorabeck
  28. 28. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  29. 29. Sonnet Iii: With How Sad Steps , Sir Philip Sidney
  30. 30. Phantasmagoria Canto Vii ( Sad Souvenaun.. , Lewis Carroll
  31. 31. ’tis A Sad, Mad World! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  32. 32. To A Sad Girl , Uriah Hamilton
  33. 33. My Sad Captains , Thom Gunn
  34. 34. Sad , Sylvia Chidi
  35. 35. Old Joe Sad To Say 'sept 97' , Francis Duggan
  36. 36. Peacock Story 8 - A Sad Poem , Alison Cassidy
  37. 37. Nia Na Sad Ang Wakwak , RIC S. BASTASA
  38. 38. Happy & Sad , Sumita Datta
  39. 39. Please Dont Be Sad , Amy Louise Kerswell
  40. 40. Sad Love Songs , Aldo Kraas
  41. 41. A Leader’s Sad Demise , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  42. 42. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism , Michael Shepherd
  43. 43. A Sad Song (Its A Sad Song When Writers .. , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  44. 44. Some Days Are Sad , Aldo Kraas
  45. 45. Money Corrupts That Does Seem Sad To Say , Francis Duggan
  46. 46. Sad Sad Day , Laura Green
  47. 47. The Sad Day , Thomas Flatman
  48. 48. Close Those Sad Sad Eyes , Beautiful Grim
  49. 49. Bored And Sad , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  50. 50. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All Th.. , Delmore Schwartz
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