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Do I know sad?

Do I know sad?

The other day I asked my daughter, why do I write so many sad poem's
She said dad, they're great, if you write, you write what you know,
Why do I know sad?
I don't want to,
Is it because I'm a single dad?
Is it because I'm a little bit fat?
Little bit?! Don't make me laugh
But I'm quite happy, I don't know sad

I’m trapped in a cage like a lion in its den,

Nowhere to go, nobody wants to know,

I step outside and the rain starts to fall,

I look inside my heart,

I didn’t realise I was institutionalised,

So I ask myself, why am I sad?

I’m not.
I am.

The devil’s tongue speaks to both of me.

I’m not.
I am.
This is why my body is…

I am Wayne.
I guess this is why I write what I know
The deeper side of me lurks like a ghost
I don't think what I feel is wrong
I just feel that this, keeps me strong
So,
My daughter is right, I'm so happy my baby girl is wise in this crazy old world
I'm so happy my baby girl is next to me when my darker side seems to stir
She gives me light and reminds me that I'm ok
She tells me to write and embrace my inner pain

Do I know sad?
Yes I do
He helps me to self reflect
This way I'll not get depressedΒ 

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Cherie Sumner Taylor

HI Wayne...Very open honest write....I know for sure that my own children keep me going with hope and inspiration when I feel sad inside...There can be so many worries in life...and it would be good if we could focus on what blessings we have to supercede those sad feelings...Life is not perfect for sure!Β  Your daughter sounds really cool to look to her daddy to see how he feels and views his world....very intuitive....Enjoyed. xo ;)

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Wayne Stubbs

Wow! What a lovely comment and so very true, without my angels the deep gets deeper 🀣 you're a very kind and wise lady Cherie, thank you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“

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Tina

Hi Wayne. I think we all know sad ...even when we are happy. Β I find sadness stirs the heart and emotions into writing. I know from my own personal experience, I write better when I'm feeling down. I have no idea why! And anyway, all that aside, if we didn't know sad how would we ever know happy?Β 

Tina x

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Wayne Stubbs

Very true Tina, it's turning it into a positive and I need to remind myself of this from time to time, this effects me too, when I'm happy I struggle sometimes to write, i just get like that I suppose, lovely to hear from you Tina πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“πŸ‘Ό

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