I Am The Only Being Whose Doom Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

I Am The Only Being Whose Doom

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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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Arabella Underwood 20 December 2013

I love your poem! You have the talent to tell a poem like story and making it seem effortless. Could you please help me with my poem? It's called Fairies. Actually I would like everyone who reads this comment to please check out my poem and preferably give me some feedback.

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Ramesh T A 21 December 2011

Grief of a lonesome woman no one will like experience in life! A bitter truth is wonderfully expressed in this poem!

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Ivana Ivana 01 October 2013

Wonderful & painful. I can relate. This poem is woefully underrated.

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David Mclansky 20 December 2012

We cpllude in our own destruction. Brilliant and unexpected.

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M Asim Nehal 04 November 2016

Nice one I agree

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Rojina Aktar 08 February 2022

This would be a PERFECT GCSE english literature piece to work to analyse-full of hidden juxtaposition that provokes thoughtful analysis. To all examining boards-please include this

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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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