Friday, April 05, 2019

Happy  is not the soul who mourns
His cows are dying as they walk
Sadness looms over his meadow

Sheep are lost in the misty fog
Even his dog nips at his heels
Happy is not the man who mourns

Corn is wilting before it ears
Now the dog is biting his hand
Sadness looms over his valley

Pigs litter while wading in mud
Rains blowing cold up in his hills
Happy is not the man who mourns

Robbers invaded his gardens
Stole his crops shot him in the head
Sadness looms over his casket
Though happy our man Heaven looms
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 - Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Isadora Gruye in the Imaginary Garden at
 - I'm also linked with Day Five (5) NaPoWriMo at

 - I couldn't blend the two promos this time so I wrote a new to me firm poem, the


At Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

It appears it took a lot of hell to reach happy.

At Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:38:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I like the repetitions and the way they help the story – though my, what a miserable life the poor fellow had! Though I wonder whether he mourned because of the things that befell him, or whether his habit of misery soured those around him.

At Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Btw your link doesn't work; I was redirected to your home page and so found this poem.

At Saturday, April 06, 2019 5:37:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Can’t see my comment—hope it went through. Loved this poem. TGhe cadences are terrific—and the imagery and the choice of situation. Like something from Pilgrims Progress. K.

At Saturday, April 06, 2019 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

You set a somber tone early in this piece and do that justice but giving use some very melancholy images. Pigs birthing in mud particularly strikes me as very effective and new. Well done and thanks for sharing.

At Saturday, April 06, 2019 7:48:00 PM, Blogger said...

Love the imagery in this, Jim!


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