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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.


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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. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  8. 8. For A Sad Lady , Dorothy Parker
  9. 9. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  10. 10. Sad , Cristina Geanta
  11. 11. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad , Alfred Edward Housman
  12. 12. My Sad Captains , Thom Gunn
  13. 13. Baseball's Sad Lexicon , Franklin Pierce Adams
  14. 14. To The Sad Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  15. 15. Close Those Sad Sad Eyes , Beautiful Grim
  16. 16. Sad-Eyed And Soft And Grey , William Morris
  17. 17. With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb's.. , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. Sad Green Eyes , Linda Ori
  19. 19. Sit Down, Sad Soul , Barry Cornwall
  20. 20. Sad Is Stupid , Alison Cassidy
  21. 21. Bored And Sad , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  22. 22. Phantasmagoria Canto Vii ( Sad Souvenaun.. , Lewis Carroll
  23. 23. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All Th.. , Delmore Schwartz
  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. The Lacking Sense Scene.--A Sad-Coloured.. , Thomas Hardy
  28. 28. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  29. 29. I Sing A Sad Song , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  30. 30. Sad Sad Day , Laura Green
  31. 31. The Sad Shepherd , William Butler Yeats
  32. 32. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  33. 33. Sad Song , Rahel Bluwstein
  34. 34. Happy & Sad , Sumita Datta
  35. 35. To A Sad Girl , Uriah Hamilton
  36. 36. Sonnet Iii: With How Sad Steps , Sir Philip Sidney
  37. 37. .sad Girl , YURI DURAAN
  38. 38. Sad Cypress , koyel mitra
  39. 39. Sonnet: Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From.. , William Lisle Bowles
  40. 40. The Sad Day , Thomas Flatman
  41. 41. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  42. 42. Sad Eyes , Mariana Zita
  43. 43. A Sad Sad Story , Joyce Hemsley
  44. 44. Sad , Sylvia Chidi
  45. 45. ’tis A Sad, Mad World! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  46. 46. The Reason Why The Closet-Man Is Never Sad , Russell Edson
  47. 47. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism , Michael Shepherd
  48. 48. Sad And Lonely , Taher Shemaly
  49. 49. Mad And Sad , Samantha Guinen
  50. 50. The Sad Bastards Club , Francesca Johnson
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