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A Sad Child - Poem by Margaret Atwood

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.

Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.

Forget what?
Your sadness, your shadow,
whatever it was that was done to you
the day of the lawn party
when you came inside flushed with the sun,
your mouth sulky with sugar,
in your new dress with the ribbon
and the ice-cream smear,
and said to yourself in the bathroom,
I am not the favorite child.

My darling, when it comes
right down to it
and the light fails and the fog rolls in
and you're trapped in your overturned body
under a blanket or burning car,

and the red flame is seeping out of you
and igniting the tarmac beside your head
or else the floor, or else the pillow,
none of us is;
or else we all are.


Comments about A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood

  • Gold Star - 6,552 Points Jerry Wells (12/19/2017 9:44:00 PM)

    SOME DAY WE ALL BE SAD ABOUT SOMETHING IN OUR LIFE (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,587 Points Jerry Wells (12/11/2017 3:29:00 PM)

    YOU SHOULD NOT LET YOUR SADNESS GET THE BAST OF YOU (Report) Reply

    Rookie Paul Lambert (1/8/2018 6:31:00 AM)

    Depression isn't something you can simply will away. It's not an ailment of a weak will or a bad attitude.

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  • Rookie huiuijjewru8eiru832oht3; qhtoq3jio (12/11/2017 9:44:00 AM)

    such a good poem
    huihuwjrioqwjr (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sad

  1. 1. A Sad Child , Margaret Atwood
  2. 2. A Fairly Sad Tale , Dorothy Parker
  3. 3. ‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. Be Not Sad , James Joyce
  5. 5. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  6. 6. A Sad State Of Freedom , Nazim Hikmet
  7. 7. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  8. 8. Sad , Cristina Geanta
  9. 9. For A Sad Lady , Dorothy Parker
  10. 10. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  11. 11. Baseball's Sad Lexicon , Franklin Pierce Adams
  12. 12. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad , Alfred Edward Housman
  13. 13. Sad-Eyed And Soft And Grey , William Morris
  14. 14. With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb's.. , William Wordsworth
  15. 15. Close Those Sad Sad Eyes , Beautiful Grim
  16. 16. Sit Down, Sad Soul , Barry Cornwall
  17. 17. To The Sad Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  18. 18. Sad Green Eyes , Linda Ori
  19. 19. My Sad Captains , Thom Gunn
  20. 20. Sad Is Stupid , Alison Cassidy
  21. 21. Bored And Sad , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  22. 22. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All Th.. , Delmore Schwartz
  23. 23. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains , Anonymous Olde English
  24. 24. Peacock Story 8 - A Sad Poem , Alison Cassidy
  25. 25. The Bad Season Makes The Poet Sad , Robert Herrick
  26. 26. Phantasmagoria Canto Vii ( Sad Souvenaun.. , Lewis Carroll
  27. 27. The Lacking Sense Scene.--A Sad-Coloured.. , Thomas Hardy
  28. 28. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  29. 29. Sad Song , Rahel Bluwstein
  30. 30. To A Sad Girl , Uriah Hamilton
  31. 31. Sad Sad Day , Laura Green
  32. 32. I Sing A Sad Song , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  33. 33. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  34. 34. .sad Girl , YURI DURAAN
  35. 35. Sonnet Iii: With How Sad Steps , Sir Philip Sidney
  36. 36. Sad Cypress , koyel mitra
  37. 37. Sonnet: Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From.. , William Lisle Bowles
  38. 38. The Sad Day , Thomas Flatman
  39. 39. Happy & Sad , Sumita Datta
  40. 40. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. Sad , Sylvia Chidi
  42. 42. ’tis A Sad, Mad World! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  43. 43. The Sad Shepherd , William Butler Yeats
  44. 44. Sad And Lonely , Taher Shemaly
  45. 45. A Sad Sad Story , Joyce Hemsley
  46. 46. The Sad Bastards Club , Francesca Johnson
  47. 47. Sad Eyes , Mariana Zita
  48. 48. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism , Michael Shepherd
  49. 49. Mad And Sad , Samantha Guinen
  50. 50. Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From Day To .. , William Lisle Bowles
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