Margaret Alice

(The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

'And I Cry (rev.) 07/10/09


Depression, quarterly reviews,
depression, I am obtuse,
depression, the only news I have
is I’m crying all the time,
my credit card is out of use,
account overdrawn

I have done so wrong,
Mapula believes I did the right thing,
putting esoteric concerns ahead of physical survival,
mothers are important,
she will vouch for me

Discovering mother’s face crushed in a fall,
fearing she would not play piano again – her lifeline
I spent life-sustaining money on aesthetic frivolity

I am wrong trying to live in a materialistic way
while I believe the opposite,
that spirit is more important,
I live inside the theories I love,
the poetry, pushed underground

While I exist in materialism,
I love the people but can't fit in,
I’m alone and wrong all the time,
and I cry

Submitted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Listen to this poem:

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

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 ('And I Cry (rev.) 07/10/09 by Margaret Alice )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]