Philippa Lane

Rookie (March 7th,1941 / Chichester, West Sussex, England)

Disappointment - Poem by Philippa Lane

Plans are shattered, hopes lost
Amid a tangle of resentful thoughts:
The mind receives a dulling thud
For its excited time has all been spent
For naught.
Only the anguish left behind
Can remind us of the void within,
And so we force a smile to show
We do not mind, and hide
With desperate care, our vacant soul
And dare forget the disappointment.

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  • (4/3/2005 5:39:00 PM)

    This is amazing. I feel I can relate because you wrote this at my age, and I love all of the imagery. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 1, 2010

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