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




Here I sit

As time passes me

A candle lit



This journal’s like a screen

This pen a waterfall

This paper won’t believe

This hand is too dull


Time to close the journal

Try something else

That won’t prosecute my soul

Or get me feeling sorry for myself


Forget about today

Forget about before

Forget about yesterday

Forget about tomorrow


Relish in my mind

Dive in the memories

Liking what I find

Forever stay with me


Friendly faces

Calling my name

Inviting places

Doing the same


But I can’t touch it

I can’t reach out and feel

Because here I sit

And that’s all that’s real


Faded photographs

Distorted pictures

Broken maps

And twisted figures


Here I sit

Never the same

Forgetting these thoughts

Not even sure of my name


Forget these fragments

Forget these times

Forget these friendships

No longer mine


Here I sit

Baited breaths

Keeping me

From losing it


The chance is gone

The future is over

My past is forgotten

Now I’m not sure


Why I stay

Rapture in sitting

Forever this way

Doing my bidding


Yet here I sit

As time creeps by

The candle’s unlit

And I’m too frayed to cry


Thanks for reading!

Till Next,


Categories: Growing Up, Life, Poetry, Writing | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

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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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