Melancholy

Melancholy

A Poem by C. Jayne Johnson

Motions automatic like a default setting
I have no motivation to manually override.
I mirror the manifestation in hopes of 
Muffling the morbid thoughts in my mind.

© 2015 C. Jayne Johnson


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Ooh, awesome! I love your alliteration in this piece, C.Jayne! That's a technique that doesn't always work in poetry, but I feel that it's very effective in this case.

And yet, this piece, too, comes across as very sad (given the title, I suppose that was the idea). "I have no motivation to manually override" makes me think of a car or a ship that's crashing out of control, and despite the fact that someone could stop it, no one cares enough.

And the last two lines are even a bit cryptic: "I mirror the manifestation in hopes of/Muffling the morbid thoughts in my mind." I take that to mean that you (or the speaker, at least) keeps repeating the same actions, over and over, in order to drown out depression or even suicidal thoughts.

As I usually say, I may not be correct in my interpretation, but I most definitely get a strong sense of sadness from this. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed reading the poem, and can relate to the experience. I hope that it proves therapeutic for you (and other readers)!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C. Jayne Johnson

7 Years Ago

Your interpretation is spot on! Thank you for taking the time to read and appreciate what I have don.. read more



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I felt like I was in a hazy womb reading this, or back in one of many shoddy apartments in a moment of loneliness, laying back on an old couch with no reason or want to get up....you crafted the emotion perfectly.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Interesting piece of work thanks for sharing

Posted 7 Years Ago


You expressed your thoughts so well in your poem...wonderfully poignant.

Posted 7 Years Ago


You captured it here perfectly. I enjoyed ^-^

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ooh, awesome! I love your alliteration in this piece, C.Jayne! That's a technique that doesn't always work in poetry, but I feel that it's very effective in this case.

And yet, this piece, too, comes across as very sad (given the title, I suppose that was the idea). "I have no motivation to manually override" makes me think of a car or a ship that's crashing out of control, and despite the fact that someone could stop it, no one cares enough.

And the last two lines are even a bit cryptic: "I mirror the manifestation in hopes of/Muffling the morbid thoughts in my mind." I take that to mean that you (or the speaker, at least) keeps repeating the same actions, over and over, in order to drown out depression or even suicidal thoughts.

As I usually say, I may not be correct in my interpretation, but I most definitely get a strong sense of sadness from this. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed reading the poem, and can relate to the experience. I hope that it proves therapeutic for you (and other readers)!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C. Jayne Johnson

7 Years Ago

Your interpretation is spot on! Thank you for taking the time to read and appreciate what I have don.. read more

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Added on March 31, 2014
Last Updated on June 14, 2015
Tags: melancholy, motions, motivation, manually, mirror, manifestation, muffling, morbid, mind

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C. Jayne Johnson
C. Jayne Johnson

Groningen , Netherlands



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I was born in the United States (have you ever heard of Missouri?) and when I was 21, I moved to the Netherlands. I have since fallen in love with the place and do not plan on leaving any time soon. I.. more..

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