A Poem by Hannah Ellsworth

I hate myself for what I cannot be.
All I ever wanted
Was to be your hero.

But paving paths in the woods
Is difficult when you're the first
To walk them

What I'd give to be more
Than this sad clown
With a painted smile,
Melting in the rain.

© 2014 Hannah Ellsworth

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Absolutely stunning. Your poem begins simply and becomes more visually dense as you go. Brilliant expression too. The last stanza is quite the catch!

Posted 7 Years Ago

With a painted smile,
Melting in the rain...loved the visuals of these lines! Well done Hannah!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I love the imagery in this poem and the emotion it provokes.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Hannah Ellsworth
Hannah Ellsworth

Kingston, Canada

Hello everyone! I am a writer based in Kingston, On. Canada. While most of my published writing has been poetry and articles for the local newspaper, I am an aspiring novelist and songwriter. more..