Joshua Hillard

Freshman - 533 Points (February 19,1992 / Saginaw, MI)

Sorrow - Poem by Joshua Hillard

I feel it in my heart,
I feel it in my soul,
It's beginning to grow strong,
As I begin to let go,

Only I can see myself,
These emotions I must pour,
Sadly I fill my own glass,
Until I can no more,

Such words begin to haunt,
Certain visions create a dream,
I toss and turn in this hole,
Living what's foreseen,

What I build I must break,
For only I know the truth,
My mind has become my prophet,
My eyes have become my proof,

I allow sorrow to take place,
In which I begin to cease,
The cringe of its seepage,
Its darkness crawls through me,

This void is an empty space,
A gathering of a broken soul,
Find peace and love through my sorrow,
A dream I must behold,

For sorrow has become a shadow,
Following all I may roam,
Once by my side, but now my heart,
Its darkness is now my home.

Topic(s) of this poem: alone, darkness, depression, sorrow

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'Sorrow becomes the forest of your heart. As you walk, you lose sight of the trail. In every attempt to find your way back, each step in the wrong direction continues to fill your void with darkness, and begins to seep into your heart.'

Comments about Sorrow by Joshua Hillard

  • Thomas Plotz (11/23/2015 6:49:00 PM)

    Hard poem to swallow, I feel blood pooling in my legs; just thinking about a walk along that trail. Well written Sir J. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2015 4:30:00 PM)

    So sad to feel sorrow in heart and soul. We hope happiness will bring light in this forest of sorrow. Wise and wonderful...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 23, 2015

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