A Tad Blue
So, the king asked me, “Why are you looking so sad? You don’t look sick to me. You must be deeply troubled.” Nehemiah 2:2 NLT

“A Tad Blue”
It seems even in the sunshine that I am standing in the rain,
Nothing but rain and the shine, nothing to wash away the pain.

Like the missing pieces of my heart, I feel a tad blue,
It came on suddenly, but in time all the sadness grew.

Feeling a tad blue, hit me full force as with a sledge,
Now, all my fears of feeling blue are up on the edge.

Endless water, like a torn sail, now facing the storm,
Rolling waves, the sea is me. Is this now my forever norm?

Hey, look yonder behind the boundaries, the immense wall,
Haven’t even made it to the top. Dizzy, I am, then came the fall.

Feeling a tad blue, being a thief it is, it stole all my other colors,
Deep within myself, and all alone, so no one can hear me holler.

Feeling the helplessness, the uselessness, it is all so conniving,
Feeling a tad blue, I am not living. I am only merely surviving.
Kurt James © 2022

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in 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 photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. 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 7 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection called the wandering man collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition). Kurt has also published 3 historical reference books, and one humor book. All are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 11th Colorado adventure tale novel “Raphael Eye for an Eye.

5 thoughts on “A TAD BLUE

  • November 6, 2022 at 9:23 PM

    Great rhythm and rhyme, Kurt, but I think maybe you need a puppy to love you unconditionally. That would surely chase the blues away. Hugs to you and take care.

    • November 11, 2022 at 7:04 PM

      Thanks for the compliment, Phyllis. Maybe I do need to get a new dog. I still have not recovered from losing my last one Hector….

  • November 24, 2022 at 7:46 AM

    Yep I get where you are coming from. Some good poetry Kurt. I am interested in your SciFi I think I am going to give the “Tarturas Variant” a try. Jamie

  • November 25, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Nice work, Kurt. The poem had a great flow but left me feeling just a “tad blue.”

  • December 13, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Well Kurt I hope you’ve come out of your funk since writing this. If not I hope you find peace in something or someone.l to help you rise. Nice work ~Paul


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