Why Is It Wrong To Feel Sad?

Why Is It Wrong To Feel Sad?

A Poem by Miranda Olsen


Why is it wrong to feel sad, why are my bad days toxic?
Sadness is like a disease or illness, and now it's becoming chronic

I cry by myself in my bedroom, because tears make people upset
I mention my struggles daily, but everyone seems to forget

The sadness doesn't go away, because nobody helps you out
They call you a liar, a faker, a phony, they fill you up with doubt

I'm on an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs
Sometimes I'm quiet, sometimes I make sounds

I feel like a storm is inside of me, and I can't make it through
I'm stuck on high seas, blown around by the breeze, abandoned by my crew

Even when someone listens, they don't offer any help
They tell me take is easy and I tell them to go to hell

What is the cure for sadness? Because it never goes away
It hides down deep inside you, waiting to rise up again some day

Why is it wrong to feel sad, why do I feel so guilty?
Sadness is all I feel these days, and it's spreading much too quickly

I've tried talking it out, tried hiding it away, but nothing really works
These days, I accept it, and when it's resurrected, I think of it as a quirk

Sadness is a part of me just like it's a part of you
Try and defeat it, even if you can't beat it, because that's all you can do

© 2017 Miranda Olsen

Author's Note

Miranda Olsen
That's all you can do.

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Added on December 7, 2017
Last Updated on December 7, 2017


Miranda Olsen
Miranda Olsen


American poet, painter, and novelist. Author of "Yours, Truly" a memoir. Bio: I've been writing since elementary school. Mostly poems and short stories. I started with fantasy, then historical, an.. more..