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A Sad Child - Poem by Margaret Atwood

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.

Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.

Forget what?
Your sadness, your shadow,
whatever it was that was done to you
the day of the lawn party
when you came inside flushed with the sun,
your mouth sulky with sugar,
in your new dress with the ribbon
and the ice-cream smear,
and said to yourself in the bathroom,
I am not the favorite child.

My darling, when it comes
right down to it
and the light fails and the fog rolls in
and you're trapped in your overturned body
under a blanket or burning car,

and the red flame is seeping out of you
and igniting the tarmac beside your head
or else the floor, or else the pillow,
none of us is;
or else we all are.


Comments about A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood

  • Rookie - 493 Points Prem Katoch (11/23/2016 10:02:00 PM)

    It moves -so intimate and experiential. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 590 Points Pallang Mofokeng (9/28/2016 1:41:00 AM)

    Well, all children are sad
    but some get over it.
    Count your blessings. Better than that,
    buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
    Take up dancing to forget. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Laureen Wong (2/2/2016 1:54:00 PM)

    I this this poem is about child sexual abuse and the effects of it later. It speaksof how our society is also trapped in our terror of not being able to reconcile it, instead blame, and use 'mechanisms of ignore' to address the victim. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sad

  1. 1. A Sad Child , Margaret Atwood
  2. 2. A Fairly Sad Tale , Dorothy Parker
  3. 3. ‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  5. 5. Be Not Sad , James Joyce
  6. 6. A Sad State Of Freedom , Nazim Hikmet
  7. 7. To The Sad Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  8. 8. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  9. 9. My Sad Captains , Thom Gunn
  10. 10. For A Sad Lady , Dorothy Parker
  11. 11. A Sad Sad Story , Joyce Hemsley
  12. 12. I Don'T Want To See You Sad , Aldo Kraas
  13. 13. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains , Anonymous Olde English
  14. 14. The Sad Shepherd , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. Bored And Sad , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  16. 16. Sad-Eyed And Soft And Grey , William Morris
  17. 17. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All Th.. , Delmore Schwartz
  18. 18. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  19. 19. How Sad, How Sad , Emmanuel George Cefai
  20. 20. Baseball's Sad Lexicon , Franklin Pierce Adams
  21. 21. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  22. 22. The Bad Season Makes The Poet Sad , Robert Herrick
  23. 23. Sad Song , unknown poet
  24. 24. Sit Down, Sad Soul , Barry Cornwall
  25. 25. Sad Love Story , norman hale
  26. 26. Sad Green Eyes , Linda Ori
  27. 27. I Sing A Sad Song , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  28. 28. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad , Alfred Edward Housman
  29. 29. Sad Is Stupid , Alison Cassidy
  30. 30. With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb's.. , William Wordsworth
  31. 31. Mad And Sad , Samantha Guinen
  32. 32. The Lacking Sense Scene.--A Sad-Coloured.. , Thomas Hardy
  33. 33. A Sad Wind From The Sea , David Harris
  34. 34. The Snow's Sad Drift , Robert Rorabeck
  35. 35. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  36. 36. Phantasmagoria Canto Vii ( Sad Souvenaun.. , Lewis Carroll
  37. 37. ’tis A Sad, Mad World! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  38. 38. Sonnet Iii: With How Sad Steps , Sir Philip Sidney
  39. 39. Sad And Forlorn Whil'st Stranded In La L.. , Michael Gale
  40. 40. To A Sad Girl , Uriah Hamilton
  41. 41. Sad , Sylvia Chidi
  42. 42. Old Joe Sad To Say 'sept 97' , Francis Duggan
  43. 43. Peacock Story 8 - A Sad Poem , Alison Cassidy
  44. 44. Nia Na Sad Ang Wakwak , RIC S. BASTASA
  45. 45. Happy & Sad , Sumita Datta
  46. 46. Sad Love Songs , Aldo Kraas
  47. 47. A Leader’s Sad Demise , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  48. 48. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism , Michael Shepherd
  49. 49. Please Dont Be Sad , Amy Louise Kerswell
  50. 50. A Sad Song (Its A Sad Song When Writers .. , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
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