Sarah Capella Smith

Rookie (17th August 1988 / Solihull)

This (13th February 2006)

Poem by Sarah Capella Smith

I am embarrassed to be a human,
To be part of this -
This that we call upon
In our hour of need.

It is not enough to breathe,
To have a heartbeat -
This poisonous butterfly that
Creases and folds, creases and folds.

The vapour in life’s breath is cold
And the oxygen too smart -
I see a tree - all it has to do is grow!
The winter, the winter is thinning me out.

Shut it out, shut it out, shut it all out!
I don’t want a premature depart -
There has to be more than this;
There must be something in the patchwork.

An analytical mind and depression lurks,
My eyes are heavy and separated -
I am tired and I am sick of this but still
I’m staying, I’m staying, goddamit, I’m staying.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about This (13th February 2006) by Sarah Capella Smith

  • Fasika Ayalew (11/8/2006 12:22:00 AM)

    'Shut it out, shut it out, shut it all out!
    I dont want a premature depart'
    impressive expression(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Rudyard Kipling

If



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 30, 2010