Rachael Hardy

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Everlasting Sorrow - Poem by Rachael Hardy

I cry out like a slave being tortured
The pain is everlasting
The grave of my ancestors
Calls out my name
Struggles of life keep me down
That's why you see me wear this frown
It signifies my unhappiness
It justifies my sorrow
Its a warning sign to all
When they see me they see horror
I have been dragging my self
Through the dirt of lies and hate
Not knowing if the next day
I'll have food on my plate
The clothes on my back are old and torn
But they cover the wounds and scars
Of my skin
A reminder of what i've been through
And what is to come
I sing my song of freedom so
God may hear my cry
But God has turned away
And left me to fend in this dismay

Comments about Everlasting Sorrow by Rachael Hardy

  • (1/8/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    a treasure, this poem!
    so honest and fearless
    the whole world feeling
    your agony
    and wanting a way out for you
    for all the world
    but grace
    tumbles in
    even when blood fills the eyes
    more terrible than tears
    this, THIS
    the poem
    creating the poem
    eons of pain
    beyond mystery
    have been eased
    by the deed you have done
    then given to humanity
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 29, 2006

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