David Keig

Rookie - 13 Points (1951 / UK)

A Bitter Harvest

Poem by David Keig

I have reaped a bitter harvest
I have sowed seeds that are sad
I have balanced all my wealth in life
Against the things i had
My children are away from me
My father has just died
My heart it is a'weaping
And my soul feels crucified
Each grain in that balance
Is much heavier than lead
My eyes are aged - my feelings flayed
My joy it is now dead
Oh why should all this happen?
Oh what does all this mean?
My longing for connection
Not the space that lies between.


Comments about A Bitter Harvest by David Keig

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/21/2018 4:49:00 PM)

    I have reaped a bitter harvest
    I have sowed seeds that are sad- - ] the saddest thing one could say about their life(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (7/1/2013 10:56:00 AM)

    from the begining to concluding, is longing for connection n answer is hidden therein. goodjob(Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (6/18/2013 4:13:00 PM)

    we are always rethinking life, but the harvest is not complete yet. just wait and see. nice work(Report)Reply

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (11/22/2011 5:38:00 PM)

    Ah! Thought provoking questions here. Yet, if you keep on asking you will find. Never fear, the answers are just a question away. Read mine - If There be no God -
    Adeline(Report)Reply

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/24/2008 7:35:00 PM)

    Sometimes we lose ourselves to find a better person.In all our lives rain must fall followed by sunshine we should apprieciate.Sorry foryour loss.I'm new to poemhunter.(Report)Reply

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  • Janri Gogeshvili (4/20/2008 2:54:00 AM)

    Interestingly, with the «philosophic accent …» _ Yes, all of us on the reap bitter crops, but main not to lose desire will continue 'meditations'...(Report)Reply

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/1/2008 11:17:00 AM)

    Powerful poem about someone rethinking life.(Report)Reply

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  • Alison Smith (11/22/2006 11:29:00 PM)

    Through your words a connection will be found...
    Like your variety of works.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2005