Sad Lines by Leon Pryce


All I had

Were sad lines

In my poems


There was no ray of sunshine

Among my words

No little chirping or melody

Like that of birds


My poems were ugly

There was no beauty

Of joy and excitement

No fun, so could

Show your teeth

When you read them


My poems were painful

Just by looking at them

You`d be sad and depressed


There was no happiness

No matter how I tried

I just couldn`t lie to myself


My days I spent lonely

Away from home

Just so I could be alone

And write a sad poem


Line by line

I jotted them down

Never a smile, only a frown


It felt so good, feeling so bad

These sad little poems

Were all I had


Line by line

And coast to coast

Corner to corner

And post to post

My sad little poems

were what I had

Loved the most


© Leon Pryce

Immortalized Through Poetry

Excerpt from the book “Immortalized Through Poetry”

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About the Author

Leon Pryce is from the streets of Montego Bay to the world comes a writer who is not afraid to express himself and let you know how he is feeling. Leon Pryce self-published his first poetry book titled Broken Wings as an experiment which turned out to be an astonishing success for a first timer because it out-sold his expectations. That experience has motivated him to wholeheartedly dedicate himself to another book project; a collection which will formally introduce him to the world as a poet with potential and power. A voice which cannot be suppressed, but will echo through the years to come. Immortalized Through Poetry encapsulates the personality of Leon Pryce and will give you the keys to unlocking this eccentric soul. He takes pleasure in offering you the parts of him which he is not ashamed of; that humble, innocent and modest youth who grew up in a small rural community in Jamaica.

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1 reply

  1. Beautiful and relatable! My favorite line was “I just couldn’t lie to myself.”


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