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The Saddest Words

The Saddest Words

The saddest words I ever heard
Came from my own reticent mouth
Though, they slipped out reluctantly
Completely with sincerity
Their somber sound stung like death’s dirge
In sudden surrendering surge 
They formed after exhaustive thoughts
Exploring all possibilities
Overwhelmed by mad challenges
Hopeless for good resolution
Frustrated by the conclusion
Broken by intense disparage
Lost inside a dispelled marriage 
Until there were no more choices
And the saddest words retorted:
“I give up.”
 

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A Lonely Journey

Cheerie, 
Beautifully written piece! Oh my gosh. Just pure, raw emotion so eloquently phrased. You made me cry. I love those first tow lines, and then this sorrowful, beautiful, storm of pain: 

'Hopeless for good resolution
Frustrated by the conclusion
Broken by intense disparage
Lost inside a dispelled marriage' 

And then end, wow. 
I hope you're OK, because you're the most beautiful person, but that really moved me. 

All my love, 

Matthew.  

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Matthew, 
Thank you.  I like to write things that hopefully others can relate to and feel the emotions behind them that are a commonality with humanity...Pain and sadness are universal....Our lives do not always follow the path we thought we were on.  Sometimes it is no one's fault...but the fault in the stars and there is nothing left to do but let the stars fall as they may.  I am okay....just offering a new challenge in my writing.  I always appreciate your kind support and sentimental responses.  Bless you.  Love n Hugs, xo ;)  Cheerie 
 

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A Lonely Journey

I'm glad. You're too amazing to be sad. I won't allow it. : ) 
Stay awesome, please. 
Love, 
M. 

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Cherie Leigh

Aww....You are the greatest, Matthew.  Thank you.  You are such a blessing on here.  xo ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

Ummmm...YOU are the heart of Cosmo, my friend. I mean that. If I hadn't received some of your gorgeous, heartfelt, beautiful reviews, I probably would not be here. I don't think I've ever met anyone as nice as you(except maybe my mom, but you guys are neck and neck). 
Thanks! 
Love, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Awww...>That is just the sweetest thing to say.....Thank you, Matthew.  I love your poetry and you as my friend are one of my favorite people!  ;)   I would never want to compete with your dear mother!  Lol  She raised a gentle kind man that I respect.  Thank you for all you support.  xo ;)

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Greg Etsell

Cherie great poem very sad 
I was here when you and Tony 
were having problems 
iit was very sad time for bpth of you 
and then it got better and for what 
Matthew just said I agree with him 
and you are 
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Greg.  Thank you.  You are very sweet.  I wanted to write something honest that a lot of people go through in life when you are at a point when you do not know what else to do...sometimes you have to just surrender and accept that the best situation is to let go....Every memory of my past I have had in life is a learning experience and I accept that and trust in God.  I love all my friends on Cosmo and I am touched for your kind words of support of my work and friendship.  Thank you, Greg. xo ;)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi J.  Thank you.  It means a lot to hear that from you....I write from my emotions, and whether that is good or bad, I am not sure, but it is the only way I know to write....from a place of truth, even when it hurts.  I appreciate all your kind support.  xo ;)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Merrill.  I know many times in life, it is when we learn to let go that we learn in that surrendering moment just how to live again....Hopelessness leads to hope out of necessity I believe.  To give up is not always a bad thing...but a humble way of saying I surrender and cannot fight the inevitable that fate has presented...and then a plan is recognized by God many times at that rock bottom point.  Thank you for your insightful comments and support.  xo ;)

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Jill Tait

Awwww so sad Cherie but brilliant ❤️❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Jill...Thank you....I always write from my emotions as you know, and this is what came out of me....I am happy you found it brilliant...Thank you!  I think truths come out in life when we sometimes admit to ourselves that things are out of our control and just learn to let go so we can live and heal. Bless you.  Love n hugs, xo ;)

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Jill Tait

Awwww you Matthew and your good husbands words are truly uniquely beautiful luv ❤️❤️❤️

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lodigiana

There is not much I can add to what others have said Cherie...beautiful, sad, poignant..your poem encompasses all of these emotions but the overwhelming feeling I am left with is the feeling of despondency and impotence that have been wrapped up in your words..yes there is acceptance and that’s reflected in your final words..”I give up’.... but its the feeling of ‘nothingness’ that emotional distress always causes, that is the hardest thing to overcome. I hope this is not true of how you are feeling my darling..this is a splendid piece of work and seems written from deep within a knowing , wounded soul but one who knows that life, in all it’s ups and downs, does carry on and with love all around you, will sustain you day to day.Great big hugs from across a wide ocean my darling...xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Lodigiana....Your words mean so much.  Anything I write in general comes from an emotional place that I connect to and allows me to feel inspired to write.  You are very perceptive in the feelings behind this.  Thank you for the hugs...I feel them and appreciate your caring, sensitive heart.  Love n Hugs, xo  ;)

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Halo Pain

So tense and so much put into the moment between thinking and speaking, excellent 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi halo Pain...Thank you!  I appreciate your comment which is spot on with what I was trying to convey.....that there is a lot of contemplation and thorough effort before anyone gets to that point of surrendering and having to let go and say, "I give up."  By the time you get there, it has been a long trial to realize there is not solution.  I appreciate you reading and commenting.  xo ;) 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

One day, many years ago, my heart so sad and blue
I realized what I thought was love, no longer did ring true
My heart and Soul made a decision, precise and so abrupt
They left me no other choice, but to say that "I Give Up"

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....Sometimes letting go is the only option left in order to heal and not lose your spirit....I have had many times in my life where I am put into a corner where I just cannot win without just surrendering and admitting defeat.  I try hard at everything I put effort into, but sometimes it is not enough.  I do not understand this world we live in.  Thank you for your verses that show this scenario.  Love n Hugs, xo

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Marion Price

Oh Cherie, my heart breaks for the subject here. It is the most desolate end to a journey which most of us have travelled, you have written this piece so very well, amazingly sad and hopeless write...hugs 💕💕

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Marion.  Thank you.  Life and love are unpredictable...and sometimes even with the best effort and best intentions, we cannot solve problems that are a cycle that will only break our spirit.  To let go may be the only way to regain one's self and learn to be stronger over time....I like to write emotional writes and themes that I can relate to.  I appreciate your sensitive comments to the nature of this.  Thank you. xo ;)  Love n Hugs 

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Marion Price

I'm here if you ever want to talk...hugs 💕

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Marion.  You are very kind.  I apprecitae that.  xo ;) 

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