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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

  • Rookie tomdd (1/12/2019 8:45:00 AM)

    it is a bit depressing (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,135 Points Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (10/30/2018 11:08:00 PM)

    Go happy forget the sad moments. God is always with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie brady wahl (9/24/2018 12:59:00 PM)

    this poem is very depressing and it sucks (Report) Reply

    Rookie brady wahl (9/24/2018 1:01:00 PM)

    you're gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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