Josephine Adrian

Rookie (September 21,1986 / Victoria, BC)

Self Portrait - Poem by Josephine Adrian

A laugh to cover the anger,
A smile to hide the pain.
Sorrow falling upon me,
Like frigid drops of rain.

Attacking from all sides,
I flee from its advances;
Avoiding any tangles,
Dodging awkward glances.

Horrid flash backs,
Lurk around each corner;
To these darknesses,
I am not a foreigner.

I have encountered tears,
On a bright summer morning;
Grief has rung my hearts doorbell,
Without the slightest warning.

My eyes flow like waterfalls,
Every tear looks for a way out.
Leaving me with everything,
To try and figure out.

Mortal people hurt my feelings,
And forget me just the same,
Hurling insults in my direction,
After carefully taking aim.

I am out to prove them wrong,
That I can be much more;
Just wait to see what's coming;
What I have in store.

Comments about Self Portrait by Josephine Adrian

  • (4/15/2007 6:25:00 PM)

    ...Jo, you most certainly had a rotten start to your young life, but reading between your lines you're bigger that all that, and I wish you well. Warmly, Jerry (Report)Reply

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  • (10/20/2006 12:49:00 AM)

    Your self portrait is showing that you are a very well determined young lady that has the ability to overcome any obstacle that is placed in front of her. I commend you young lady for your strength and courage to strive to do your best no matter what ever is said. May peace and joy fill your heart each and everyday.


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  • (10/18/2006 6:26:00 AM)

    A very oppressive and depressing poem Josephine. But then so is life,
    I emphasize with you Josephine on a daily basis.

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  • (10/18/2006 6:13:00 AM)

    Very good one Jo, I like gals who is strongwilled and know what to do in life. Are you free?
    Take my 10, you deserved it.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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