There's Too Much Gloom, Depression Written on Our Site

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There's Too Much Gloom, Depression

Written on Our Site


Now listen up my WOL poets

Got something I want to say

There's too much gloom, depression here

I've come to bright our way


My grammar's a bit iffy

Expletives? One or two

My spelling's unscientific

I'm upside-down as you


Just 'cause you can write

To any sorta tune

Is no excuse for filling

Our site with gloom and doom


I post a verse near daily

Look for my frog, giraffe

Or any other smiley thing

To make you read and laugh


Come on, lift up your sights

Poets one and all

Don't really wanna block you out

Hide you 'hind a wall


There's too much gloom, depression

Appearing on our site

Come along and help me

Get the balance right


I cannot do this by myself

I need a team behind me

To help push gloom, depression out

And take me as they find me


Press the 'I like' button

'Comment' if you agree

Tell me if you're thirsting

More cheer-up poetry


Don Matthews July 2018

◄ Frances Can't You Hear Us?

The Lions Den (dark, but true) ►


Pat Hughes

Sun 8th Jul 2018 00:32

Why is a dark poem so offensive?
We all walk different paths and every one is entitled to a voice.
I wasn't particularly impressed with the poem about Tina getting fat but if that is what is regarded as poetry by a few,who am I to judge?
Currently working on a poem about the balding bloke who likes to take the piss out of anybody who isn't him.
I do love stereotypes.
And good luck to all the poets here who write darkly,sometimes the act of writing it down can save a life and that's reason enough to say it or write it loud.
If it offends your precious sensibilities then scroll on by.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 7th Jul 2018 17:44

Ha! I posted my last entry before exploring anything else today. I hope I'm 'with the spirit'. Really quite amazing sometimes - coincidence.

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Jul 2018 15:05

Thankyou all for helping me 'settle down'. At times I come in like a storm rather than a warm wind.

I'm still a poet learning
Trying to address
Trying not to upset
Not to make a mess

D 😎

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Brian Maryon

Sat 7th Jul 2018 11:51

I like that phrase Anya...warm wind/ storm

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Jul 2018 11:09

Thanks for coming back Col. Appreciated. Yes, live and let live. Every now and again one needs to get something out of ones system.


<Deleted User> (13762)

Sat 7th Jul 2018 10:39

well whatever Don - all I'm saying is accept that people want to write about whatever they like whether it's humorous or not. I don't see the writers of darker subjects having a go at you for writing humorous poems. Live and let live. WoL is for everyone. Col.

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Jul 2018 10:35

Anya, Brian

There's something I'm finding hard to compute.
OK I can choose not to read it as Graham said but it surely can't be good for 'followers' who do. Bit like cult worship?

There seems to be no limits to 'free speech'. Carte blanch seems the order of the day. Any limitations stifles creativity, diversity and anything else under the banner of free speech.

Anya - You wrote : It’s fine to write dark. Not everyone have to be happy all the time.

By inference: OK I might be feeling suicidal (not happy 😒)
Therefore it's fine to write wanting to slit my wrists and watch the blood seeping out over the floor as I drift into oblivion (dark). If I express it poetically will that pass the dark test?? 😎

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Jul 2018 10:15

I feel I need to respond to Cols comment. I didn't send you a private email asking for a response as I did to others. You chose to go public and say my attempt at humour is making you depressed. My response to this is below. You dictated to me to 'give it a break' yet you tell me not to dictate to others what they should and shouldn't write. If you didn't like this post you should have stayed silent and not commented.

I take the point that freedom of expression and diversity should be encouraged on the site but to me it has gone to the extreme in some cases which I believe is not good for society. All I have written is with respect.

I'm sorry if my humour writing's
Making you depressed Col
Perhaps a dose of dark-write
Will help make good this mess

Now here's some dark to cheer you up
And make you feel real fresh
I long to go slit my both wrists
I'm a suicidal mess

Now I've been told it's OK
To write whate'er see
Depressed as fuck, knife-slitting throats
Even obscenity

You said my attempt at humour
Is making you depressed
So logically I infer from this
A fuck might fix the mess?

I do agree with free speech
But draw the line at where
Acceptance is of anything
No matter what ......

So what you seem to say
We should make it our goal
To accept all the 'darkness' we are handed
Sorry, but for me it's not good for the soul

Don 😎

<Deleted User> (13762)

Sat 7th Jul 2018 08:11

a case of needle stuck in groove Don - dictating what people should write about stifles creativity, diversity, acceptance and just about everything else under the banner of free speech and self-expression. I'm sorry but your attempts at spreading humour in this manner are making me depressed. Give it a break mate. With respect, Col.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 7th Jul 2018 07:40

Don - I wouldn't say the poem is a classic, but I am with you all the way on the message it carries. But as Graham pointed out on another blog, people choose to do what they want and if they wish to write dark stuff then so be it.

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