Knowing and numbness not fully present

Anger disappointment often resentment

Coming from feeling what is not right

Longing the possible you won’t have tonight


Seeping to surface from deeper than anger

Deeper longer truer stronger

Profound disappointment sending you reeling

Beneath the rage a cauldron of feeling


Vision you had mostly missing

Future envisioned you long to be kissing

Different from what you thought you had

Very wide chasm making you sad


How do you cure fix and heal

First acknowledge accept reveal

Be gentle salve it caress with love

In time declare you’ve risen above


Let it instruct teach its deep lessons

Honor learnings as treasured possessions

Use the experience guide self and others

Share wisdom acquired with sisters and brothers


Embrace perspective “it’s not about only you”

Learning’s for all help carry them through

God’s way of teaching a bigger plan

Transmute resolve suffering for all you can


Can you embrace what I’m talking about

One day knowing smiles replacing pout

See value in the gift of that knowing

Foster that wisdom in teaching and growing


What are the lessons you’ve taken from greatest sadness and disappointment?

How have you used them for self and others?

What makes them profound?

– Stewart Levine ©

SIGNUP to receive “A Poem A Day” in your inbox or LOGIN if you have already subscribed.


Categories:   Poems


Sorry, comments are closed for this item.