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When you are not able to smile,
If you find it difficult to be happy,
When joy hasn’t visited you in a while
If everything that happens around makes you snappy

When the world seems cruel and unfair
If others’ success and happiness make you question your worth
When all and everyone become too much to bear
If, of unfortunate and unpleasant events, seems to be no dearth

What you’re going through is not bizarre,
The way you feel is also an emotion, albeit crappy
It might even leave a scar
It does have a name, called ‘unhappy’

So, it is okay to frown,
It is okay to cry,
It is okay to feel down,
It is okay for a while, to not try.

Note: With this poem in the emotive poetry series, I have experimented with the Elegy poetry form to define the associated emotion.


I’m participating in #BlogchatterA2Z and this post is the twenty-first one corresponding to the alphabet ‘U’. Know more about the challenge and my theme here. See you tomorrow with the next alphabet and a poem around another human emotion.

Check out the other alphabets and emotive poetry:

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15 thoughts on “Unhappy”

  1. If others’ success and happiness make you question your worth
    I liked that instead of saying ‘makes you jealous’ you chose to say ‘question your worth’ because mostly it is this. Loved your take. Every word true.


    1. Oh yes, I’ve come to believe that it’s not that we’re jealous, it’s that we want what ‘they’ have and then we begin to wonder about why we don’t have it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts Sonia. I’m glad my words resonated with you 🙂


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