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James A. Emanuel - For A Depressed Woman

My friends do not know.
But what could my friends not know?
About what? What friends?

She sleeps late each day,
stifling each reason to rise,
choked into the quilt.

"I'll never find work."
She swallows this thought with pills,
finds tears in the glass.


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Poet: James A. Emanuel
Poem: For A Depressed Woman
Volume: Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989
Year: Published/Written in 1991
Poem of the Day: Feb 27 2018

Comment 3 of 3, added on March 27th, 2006 at 7:33 AM.

this poem was very truth ,when i read this poem it touched me in a way that i have never been touched before i mean i felt it througth my heart

shamona from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on May 5th, 2005 at 11:27 AM.

This poem really touched me...I have felt exactly like this poem descibes. Often it is hard for me to understand poetry (even though I take great joy in reading and writing it) but this poem...I understood the importance of each word immdeiately!

Hatsumiyo-chan from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on February 17th, 2005 at 12:14 PM.

oh the darken of the night, the depress within the dark, the arms lean out, oh dear God end this hell which I live, the dark gets darker the day never comes, oh the hunger that I long for to free this pain that stands before my door. Oh the wisdom of the old souls this is excellent.

jacqueline amos from United States

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