Here I Sit (A Poem)

I think that this is possibly one of the saddest poems I’ve ever written. It is not a blatant expression of aching and loneliness, but it has a more subtle approach. And I know that there is a bit of anger in there, but I remember feeling despondent when I wrote it. I know we can all feel this way sometimes, but this particular poem makes me extremely pensive and self-reflective. I don’t know if it’s the simple arrangement of these specific words or the emotion behind each phrase but, without a doubt in my mind, while I consider this to be one of my saddest poems, I also recognize it as one of my favourites.

Here I Sit

A Poem by William Louison

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Here I sit

As time passes me

A candle lit

Unabashedly

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This journal’s like a screen

This pen a waterfall

This paper won’t believe

This hand is too dull

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Time to close the journal

Try something else

That won’t prosecute my soul

Or get me feeling sorry for myself

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Forget about today

Forget about before

Forget about yesterday

Forget about tomorrow

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Relish in my mind

Dive in the memories

Liking what I find

Forever stay with me

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Friendly faces

Calling my name

Inviting places

Doing the same

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But I can’t touch it

I can’t reach out and feel

Because here I sit

And that’s all that’s real

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Faded photographs

Distorted pictures

Broken maps

And twisted figures

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Here I sit

Never the same

Forgetting these thoughts

Not even sure of my name

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Forget these fragments

Forget these times

Forget these friendships

No longer mine

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Here I sit

Baited breaths

Keeping me

From losing it

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The chance is gone

The future is over

My past is forgotten

Now I’m not sure

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Why I stay

Rapture in sitting

Forever this way

Doing my bidding

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Yet here I sit

As time creeps by

The candle’s unlit

And I’m too frayed to cry

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Thanks for reading!

Till Next,

-Will

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6 thoughts on “Here I Sit (A Poem)

  1. It’s definitely sad, but I love the effect that being so eloquent in a sad time has, which is add a little bit of hope, I think!

  2. Definitely sad but beautifully written Will.
    Hugz ❤

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