Posted in Decuain, May 2014, PTWWW-"Be Inspired" Challenge

Giving Up…

Giving Up--Decuain poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

I wrote this poem, sadly, because of a conversation with a person who is dear to me that was experiencing feelings of giving up because of recent circumstances in his life. As we talked, he asked me what empathy meant.  I explained it’s meaning.  His tears moved me to realize that is what he was looking for, and not finding it, he was too weak to continue his search.  The poem is written to express his feelings.  However, I have hope that my actions and prayers will be the helping hand he needs at this time. 

PTWWW–Poetic Form of the Week Challenge: Decuain


A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now call it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

4 thoughts on “Giving Up…

  1. Wow! So beautiful and encouraging Leona. I appreciate your empathy towards that person to feel what they feel and write something which his mind owns. This is clever! I too hope that he be rid of such circumstances in life which are of worry to him and may he stay blessed within God’s Grace. Thank you for the participation. I enjoyed it how you wrote this poem and also incorporated a complimentary image to it, it goes well with the words and feelings. Good work with the Form too!

    1. Thank you Amreen. I so appreciate your nice comments. Yes, this poem was written from my heart in empathy for my dear friend, and I do believe he will eventually be okay. I am glad I was able to put my thoughts and feelings into this new form and that you feel it all worked out well. Blessings to you!

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