Aufie Zophy

Gold Star - 9,762 Points (18 October 1964)

X..... A Little Sadness - Poem by Aufie Zophy

Reflecting on my life at the end of the week
A tear leaves my eye and caresses my cheek
My ego wants to force a smile, but my soul doesn’t feel the need
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Topic(s) of this poem: sad, sadness, sweet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Actually too many people tend to be afraid of sadness
Sadness is quite a normal feeling.
It can be all encompassing and devastating
And that is something to be afraid of
But our daily small sadnesses,
we should be living through them without too much worry
If we store our daily small sadnessess
without really living through the feelings,
they may come back to us in much bigger form

Comments about X..... A Little Sadness by Aufie Zophy

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (12/26/2015 6:36:00 AM)

    My ego wants to force a smile, but my soul doesn’t feel the need.
    yes you are spreading a positive attitude to sadness that come over us almost every day as something natural. lovely poem short verses. thank you. tony (Report) Reply

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  • Loke Kok Yee (11/3/2015 1:35:00 AM)

    sadness can be spiritually uplifting
    thanks-10 (Report) Reply

  • Advija Hrustic Advija Hrustic (10/9/2015 1:33:00 AM)

    Sadness makes us humans. Sad humans bit alive. There are so many who feel nothing and.That is even more sad. Your soul is beautiful with sadness in it. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/30/2015 11:00:00 PM)

    Thanks for your poem and your note on sadness.I think God has created all these feelings for a purpose and we should live through them.
    One thing I do not understand- - - - - -X or Y. (Report) Reply

    Hans Vr Hans Vr (10/1/2015 3:20:00 AM)

    Many thanks for the comment. When I first started posting poems in PoemHunter, the only list available to us was an alphabethical list. As we move through the months and years, the style and content of our poems tends to change a bit, so I wanted my poems to be at least to a certain extent in chronological order of writing them (adding them) . By adding an X in front, my numbers 20-40 were all listed behind my first twenty. Then Y, and the more dots, the later they come in alphabetical order. Now this has become a bit redundant since the website has provided the option to list our poems according to date added. But along the way, I started to recognize my own poems by this small hallmark of Y (all my later poems starting with Y) .

  • Walterrean Salley (7/9/2015 10:35:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this self reflection and keen observation. No one knows oneself like self does. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (6/24/2015 10:24:00 AM)

    Sadness in life is fundamental need of life. so sadness is not bitter always. Thanks for sharing + 10. (Report) Reply

  • Panmelys Panmelys Panmelys Panmelys (3/28/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    Bitter sweet emotion at times is a necessary part of life, perfectly normal, especially when you're young. The most important thing is that your poem captures this spirit very well.....(apart from the multiple sadnesses...) .but that's not a critic...it's your poem, not mine. I wrote a similar one in the 70's and share it with you, we are all liked up like a chain to one another, and we all borrow from each other. Panmelys
    A Little Sad

    I feel a little sad today
    The sky outside looks down at me
    As if to sympathize
    She's even dressed in her drabbest grey
    And there are tears in her eyes.

    I wish I could cry like the heaven's do
    When I feel low and don't know why
    I cup my face within my hands
    And sit in dreamy melancholy
    Thinking of nothing in particular.

    I only know that it's not bad
    To feel at times, a little sad.

    Panmelys (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (6/25/2014 7:01:00 AM)

    Your poet's note is spot on! Without sadness we would not know the wonderfulness of feeling happy! A good cry can also be very cleansing! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/21/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Regarding sadness of life a poem is created and it is beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Mcgrade (10/28/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    There is something BLISSFOUL in being sad and feeling melancholy (Report) Reply

  • Micah Hayes (10/12/2013 10:54:00 PM)

    Encouraging words to a tormented mind. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Micah Hayes (10/6/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    Sadness is my reality/ (Report) Reply

  • Gleb Zavlanov Gleb Zavlanov (7/20/2013 12:26:00 PM)

    I really like this poem. It's short and to the point and has immense meaning. Keep up the great work! I also invite you to read and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Oscar Robles Oscar Robles (6/4/2013 11:58:00 AM)

    Very good writing. Osc. (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (5/11/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    I think the notes are more reflective than the poem itself..........good! Please go through my poems and vent your comments (Report) Reply

  • Erika Wingo Erika Wingo (11/24/2012 11:44:00 AM)

    This is a poem of few words that says so much. Deeply meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • Amrit Rathi (4/30/2011 7:40:00 AM)

    Beautiful! We are not always happy and peaceful though our ego, false self, may pretend at times. But if we accept 'suchness' of the situation at hand, let it be sorrow or pain, it gives tremendous peace and serenity.We need to accept the present moment as it is.
    Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Sreekala Sukumaran (3/24/2011 12:19:00 AM)

    Though short very precise it is, Very true and well written liked it very much... (Report) Reply










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