Treasure Island

Patti Masterman


Persistence of Melancholy


Somebody dies in the night
Somebody falls out of favor
Someone divorces the light
Someone cries now, and not later

How can we take you as serious
When the BS just grows and grows
How can we take you as serious
It's all squeezing out through my toes

Somebody looks in the mirror
Sees crows feet; unlovely smiles
Somebody's feeling quite queer
Under the weight of new trials

How can we take you as serious
When the BS just grows and grows
How can we take you as serious
It's all squeezing out through my toes

The world just goes on in it's way
Spinning it's maddening rebukes
World, I've got nothing left to say
Your persistence makes me puke

Submitted: Friday, June 18, 2010
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Persistence of Melancholy by Patti Masterman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Money Or Value, Louis Borgo
  2. Peace be unto you!, gajanan mishra
  3. No road sense, hasmukh amathalal
  4. goals II, douglas scotney
  5. Two Beautiful Glittering Stars, Aftab Alam
  6. Consoling Arms, Gerry Legister
  7. islamic state, douglas scotney
  8. Blame not the stars, gajanan mishra
  9. Emptyness, advija hrustic
  10. Lay Me Down, Myrtle Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]