poetry by j matthew waters

river of sorrow

first I lost my love
then I quickly lost my mind
encapsulated in glass
crashing headlong downstream
toward the convergence
known as the styx

consumed by the great marsh
my mind disappeared
deep within the underworld
leaving me cold and empty
and unable to understand
exactly what afflicted
my ailing heart

may two thousand fourteen
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20 thoughts on “river of sorrow

  1. Haunting. I really loved this work 🙂

  2. Kirsten on said:

    powerful poem.

  3. I can feel your sadness in this poem.

  4. unable to understand
    exactly what afflicted
    my ailing heart…………………..beautifully depicted the whirls of lost souls
    with regards

  5. Such a perfect description of that kind of darkness!!

  6. not knowing what was lost…this was so deep and heartfelt

  7. So often we are not aware how bad it is,

  8. Deeply moving…lost love is madness is death.

  9. Very deep and powerful, John, loved it!

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