My Melancholy Day

by Annette (Wengert)Tarpley

My Melancholy Day

I woke up this morning feeling rather sad and melancholy
Recessed in my emotions, feelings of happiness instead now folly

What could have prompted, such emptiness and thwarted emotion
Lack of human contact, lack of an essential love and devotion

Alone in my empty house, is there fortitude in the deafening quiet
Yet if there were an adversary in my haven… the notion I would reject, I would defy it

Overwhelming sadness fills my senses, it is foreign to my inner soul
An unwelcome visitor, my body rejects it’s presence… sobs begin… I lose control

Caught up in the moment, my mind surges and begins a spiraling race
I glance into the mirror, who is this woman… I do not recognize her
distressed face

Curled up in a ball on the couch, I begin a steady rhythmic rock
Ironic, that it’s beat mimics the tick of the Grandfather clock

Emotionally exhausted, I relax and I give way to slumber
Beside me the fire alit, my heart beats on… succumbing to the dying embers.

©️Annette (Wengert)Tarpley 10/04/20

Image © Unknown

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Written by Anne Thrope

Ellen S. Breiling, aka Anne Thrope, is a multiple award-winning, published poet appearing in various poetry anthology books and magazines, with a forthcoming book, "Full Circle: 360° Poetry" - due for release Fall, 2020. She is the Chief Administrator of the US/Canada region for Motivational Strips, the world's largest writer's forum, the founder of Full Circle Poetry, and she manages 360° Poetry, a personal poetry blog, all can be found on Facebook. Ellen is an approving editor for the Bharath Vision website, affiliated with Motivational Strips. She is also a co-author of the poetry book, "Chasing Zephyrs." She was recognized by The Government of Peru as one of the world's foremost contemporary writers and awarded accordingly. And on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day in 2020, Ellen was among the world's most highly respected poets to receive an award directly from the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi in celebration.


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