A Multitude of Woes

As a young man,

I was always obsessed

By melancholy.

I saw deep sadness,

The quality

That so tormented my heroes,

Such as Arthur Rimbaud,

And Montgomery Clift,

As glamorous and romantic,

But it’s not…

It’s not remotely romantic,

When you yourself are adrift,

And weighed down,

 By a multitude of woes.

https://flic.kr/p/28bovEN | 8 September 2018
Author's Notes/Comments: 

A Multitude of Woes was based on diary notes dating from the 19th of March 2014, and while revisions were being made the following November, I no longer identified with it in any degree, although I have done subsequently, if only fleetingly.

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Stephen's picture

Welcome to PostPoems. Very nice poem.


Carl_Halling's picture

Thank you, Stephen


Born London, residing London Metropolitan Area.

eleven_eleven's picture

Cool write 

Cool write 

Carl_Halling's picture

Thank you...

I am so glad you like it. Carl.

Born London, residing London Metropolitan Area.