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When Sadness Complains
by Susan K. de Vegter
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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what can you do about being used
the ache is unbearable
the feeling...abused
sticking it out but sensing the grind
winding and streaming and toking the line
it isn't physical but mental decline
stepping on forward but falling behind
there's a door yonder it's open for you
just when you get there it closes too
love looks in and teases the heart
giving a beat then tearing it apart
age taking family with a peeling death knoll
angel of Mercy has you on hold
kids all going in separate ways
you left alone to cross out the days
one and the other it goes by so slow
watching the creek as it ebbs and flows
seeking the quiet when the heart wants to shout
wanting and waiting for an easier way out
sobbing in buckets to please the pain
hiding in darkness tears power rain
if justice wants mercy when morals recede
then love can't grow in any of these
life can be hell and right now its here
tomorrow will come and so will the fear
its trying to combat the focus that's stained
when love has been hijacked
when sadness complains
for lonely tired hearts
for women or men
pain knows no lover when it starts or it ends.

© 2006 Susan Kathryn de Vegter

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Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 7/24/2006
It seems that It's true "Love looks in and teases the heart giving a beat then tearing it apart" In the long term the sadness of love is all I've ever known.Though I've allways givin all of myself in the hope the joy would last. Such a perfect poem, I have read it over and over, It speaks more to me every time and It resonates in my mind with every rhyme. Pierre.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/24/2006
I know this living hell!!

And love skipped out of my heart when the devil crept in!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/24/2006
Poignant, powerful verse, Susan, very well penned; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/24/2006
Very sad indeed
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 7/23/2006
Pardon My Armchair Psychology…but I am captivated by this.
I have seen this door into the knowing unknown in several of your writes Susan and I am drawn to this door to nowhere. In my observation, I see the sun and the author beckoning the viewer and the reader in this instance to step into the warmth of the artist / authors heart and journey with them into a knowing light…only once out the door (and into the depths of the writers soul does one see the cold hurt that lies beneath the placid surface. This is an exceptional write depicting the tragedies that often come our way… yet the hope still is in the light…well done.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/23/2006
A hard hitting write; life certainly can be tough at times.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 7/23/2006
You know Susan, Andy may have hit the nail on the head. It's about choices, and sometimes we think we are making the right ones...sometimes we just settle and we set ourselves up for the worst. You are right, there's nothing that feels worse than being used and wanting something real in your life when it's in a state of change...especially as children become adults. The poem speaks volumes and as always, dear friend, is perfect rhyme and meter, in spite of the sadness.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/23/2006
first of all, you did a great job of rhyme in this poem ... it is a painful write but it is focused and speaks forcefully with the voice of a saddened heart ...
Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/23/2006
Painfully evocative write for me.

Been there and done that! Thank God they are only seasons, and in my book ... the shorter the better!

No one needs platitudes during these times, they need wisdom, strength, faith, and perseverance, knowing beyond shadow that this too shall pass.

In faith for a brighter tomorrow ...
Richard the Intrepid
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/23/2006
Oh my Susan! This is a heartbreaker/tearjerker combo for all who have been there. You write it so well with such abandon it makes it even more emotional! I feel it deeply! My heart is with yours.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/23/2006
Depression be like that. Striking when least expected.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/23/2006

You need to go off on a tangent of your own design, to crack the monotony and routine of everyday life...

We are only in a rut, if we allow ourself to become mired in it...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/23/2006
Deep and dramatic Susan and I can feel that a lot of thought and emotion went into the writing of this one.

Reviewed by George Carroll 7/23/2006
A painful write on how an unhappy relationship affects everyone. This will touch the hearts of many that read it and can relate to those circumstances.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/23/2006
The whole damn poem is quotable. Jeez! I was in need of this poem at this time at this place from one of my very favorite poets. Now!!! What a poem, it took the reader (me) on a hell of a life trip with sadness and pain paying court to the old and the waiting, the waiting for death's easy way of cutting you loose from ungrateful kids and a crazy fucked-up world. EXCUSE the F word, but Susan, it was the only word that fit. Fantastic job here . . .

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