Sadness Encroaching

Sadness Encroaching

Sadness Encroaching  – We are all human and part of the human condition is riding an emotional rollercoaster through life. At the high peaks it is happiness that is king and at the low valley’s it is sadness that reigns. When in the valley most times you just have to smile, move on throughout your day, and pretend that you are okay, even if your heart is torn. Just know that within the sadness you will find strength that makes you a better person. In your mind you know that sadness and heartache happen for a reason – even though sometimes you cannot fathom why.

Sadness Encroaching
Today a bottomless sadness has made it presence known,
Felt it encroaching for several weeks now it has grown.
Today I can see no color amongst the aspen in the mountains,
The flow of happiness does not flow from the courtyard fountains.
Deep within it was slow to build then it became an ocean wave,
The sadness I felt was overwhelming – I became its slave.
Things change, and friends and lovers leave, but life does not stop,
As sadness and grief provide the view in the horizon backdrop.
When you are happy your life music is always the best,
In sadness – it is the lyrics that your mind and heart invest.
Sadness brings tears that are words and need to be written,
As if you mind, heart, and soul have been beaten and bitten.
It is in the darkest moments we find our greatest gifts,
That prevent us from wandering over an emotional cliff.
I must realize that sadness as in life is only temporary,
That good thoughts and love are sadness relentless adversary.
Remember life is a rollercoaster and I am on it for the ride,
One has to take the happiness and the sadness all in stride.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Kurt’s family roots were from western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years, Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographers through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. The Denver Post, PM Magazine, and 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado featured his poetry. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour, and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 16 books all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand, Kurt James novels, short stories, reference books, and poetry, are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt has 3 books that he is currently writing. The 8th book in his Rocky Mountain Series - Raphael Eye for an Eye. His third ghost town reference book, Kansas Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and Other BS. And a western/horror novel - Devil’s Tower Spirit of Chiha Tanka. Kurt is a proud member of Western Writers of America.

6 thoughts on “Sadness Encroaching

  • September 16, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    There is so much we must experience, and if we have faith in our Self we can overcome and go on with life. Memories remain yet we are stronger spiritually when we believe in our ability to heal the wounds. Great work, Kurt.

    • September 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

      Thanks for stopping Phyllis – Anything that we experience in life that beats us down and we get back up again – makes stronger from the experience. It helps if you are spiritual.

    • September 23, 2019 at 3:03 AM

      Thanks for stopping by my campfire for a reading – always nice to have a poet such as yourself read my work.

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