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Emily Jane Brontë

Thornton / Yorkshire
Tuesday, December 31, 2002

I Am The Only Being Whose Doom

Rating: 3.3
I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
This changeful life has slipped away
As friendless after eighteen years
As lone as on my natal day

There have been times I cannot hide
There have been times when this was drear
When my sad soul forgot its pride
And longed for one to love me here

But those were in the early glow
Of feelings since subdued by care
And they have died so long ago
I hardly now believe they were

First melted off the hope of youth
Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew
And then experience told me truth
In mortal bosoms never grew

'Twas grief enough to think mankind
All hollow servile insincere -
But worse to trust to my own mind
And find the same corruption there
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COMMENTS
Paul Amrod 06 January 2020
It seemed the woman was forewarned she would only live a short life. It gives me chills up my spine.
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Shaily Maulik Shah 05 March 2018
Beautifully arranged with strong negation
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Marko Duvnjak 28 June 2015
Beautiful poem, from a poet I have stupidly missed.
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Sossi Khachadourian 20 December 2014
First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 20 December 2014
Expressions of feeling the mental agony beautifully made into a poem and it is very interesting.
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Savita Tyagi 20 December 2014
But worst to trust to my own mind.......poignant expressions. Very nice poem.
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 20 December 2014
Mental agony due to arrow headed from all side nice porm thank for share
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Pranab K Chakraborty 20 December 2014
First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew Excellent spontaneity to open the gate of heart to utter some truth. Last stanza glittering its height.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 20 December 2014
First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew Excellent spontaneity to open the gate of heart to utter some truth. Last stanza glittering its height.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 20 December 2014
First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew Excellent spontaneity to open the gate of heart to utter some truth. Last stanza glittering its height.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 20 December 2014
First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew Excellent spontaneity to open the gate of heart to utter some truth. Last stanza glittering its height.
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