The Blessing of Sadness – Jessica Rips

Sadness is a curse
And yet not
Sadness can be torture at times
And we wallow in our own despair
Sadness cripples us
It breaks our emotions
Limb by limb
Sadness consumes us
Like a fire to a match it burns us
But does it destroy us?
It can
We can be stronger
Sadness can be defeated
With the help of others
Sadness can teach
Experiences following loss and sorrow
Teach us to
An even better person than we were already
And in the end
When it has come to pass
Sadness is a blessing
And with help
©2013 All rights belong with the Author.


Filed under General Poetry

3 responses to “The Blessing of Sadness – Jessica Rips

  1. Bruce Ruston

    The Poetry Jar would like to again welcome Jessica Rips, with the second of two submissions. Jessica also runs a blog at

  2. Yes, I really like this poem and can relate to it!

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