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Sail Away, Sorrow! (poem)

Oh, how I wish
I could
one-hundred percent water so you could throw
your sorrows into me and they could drown.

Oh, how I ache
to place
your aches
on a sailboat
& let  them go
until they get eaten
by the horizon.

But some pains—
they need to be felt
deeper than a blackhole.

I’ll be there on the other end, my friend,
I’ll be here along the way

& if it’s a helping hand you need, I will lend
& if the breaking hurts too much, I will mend.

There will come a moment in time when breaking
will cease, you will bend in the strong winds
like a bamboo forest.

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© 2015 – Eva PoeteX



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

9 thoughts on “Sail Away, Sorrow! (poem)

  1. Sad but true:

    “But some pains—
    they need to be felt
    deeper than a blackhole”

    … and that’s when we need our friends the most.

    This is so beautiful. True friendship at its finest.

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