Another Weeping Woman

by Michele Darnell-Roberts

weeping womanThis woman,
her eyes spiting tears,
teeth clenched with anger,

face distorted into sharp lines
as if she’s looking into a cracked mirror,
no longer knowing who she is,

her world upside down, inside out.
Picasso knew this woman,
he painted her pain.

I know her well,
have known her in the past,
will know her in the future.

She gives me no comfort,
as she has none to give.
We suffer together, empty soul sisters.

Love is all too easy for me,
I’m just another weeping woman,
another woman.

©Michele Darnell-Roberts


Michele Darnell-Roberts

Michele Darnell-Roberts has been writing poems (and stories) since she was a young teenager as a therapeutic way of understanding her feelings.  She loves imagery and symbolism and enjoys the discipline of trying to say what she feels in a concise and interesting way. Michele works as a mental health nurse for the elderly mentally ill, an experience which has led her to realise the importance of communciating one's feelings, and, as it were, "not being afraid to cry!.She is also involved in Dances of Universal Peace in which our world's spiritual traditions are danced and sung (mostly in circles) to promote both inner peace and peace in the wider community. There are some beautiful, and powerful, celtic and goddess dances!
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