Wooden Frowns

Nothing is more disappointing,
nothing so uncared-for
as one that knows let down,
yet stays to see that thing
another will do to break their heart,
and the whole thing is repeated
not only in the deeds
but also in growth rings
that covers care with wooden frowns–

It is disappointing
to be there like an Oak
amid a forest of fleeing Maples
and have your old growth wood
chopped and turned to tears
just so you can be sure
he wouldn’t have happened to learn.

3 thoughts on “Wooden Frowns

  1. This cuts deep, J.P. I’m kind of at a loss for words at the evocations this piece alone brings, and the final few lines made me feel as if my breath left my body. I’m still absorbing it all and I get a sense of heartbreak here along with being used, but not being appreciated as well. The let down experience is universal, and it really is disappointing.

    Just a stunning piece, all in all, and quite chilling too. I am loving your writing style and I always look forward to a new piece of yours. Such outstanding talent. ❤ ❤

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    1. Hey, lucy. Thanks for stopping by again. This poem was an exercise of sorts for me. Of course I have felt these emotions, and I know them well, but at the time of writing I just really wanted to write on what I considered a very hard topic and see if I could do it. So I did, and as with most my poetry I tried to leave myself out of it just enough to bring home that universal emotion that is disappointment. I write a lot of stuff just for practice, often times it goes in the trash, but I am going to post more of my “vocal exercises” from now on.

      Honestly, thank you very much for the kind words.

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