Moving On

My regret has ended its toil
Of yesterdays in my backyard,
And anger’s asleep in a coil,
Relieved of its vigilant guard.

Self-pity has broken its pledge,
And hope I will find as my guide
As grief has been dulled of its edge,
Though sorrow remains by my side.

2019 Β© Sonya Annita Song

69 thoughts on “Moving On

  1. has the rhythm of a Psalm, thanks for sharing, Sonya.

    1. And thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

  2. Somehow, this is touching the soul.

    1. Your words warm my heart. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  3. this is fine expression. πŸ™‚

  4. Damn the emotional battles!
    Cubby, there are many really Good descriptive lines here, and heartfelt. Sorrow☹️ Feel better soon…

    1. I don’t think sorrow will ever go away for those who have lost a loved one, but the living must try to live their lives with open eyes and an open heart.

      1. Ah Cubby, I completely understand! All of my relatives are gone now. Though I have my gorgeous son’s! The living must try to lives their lives, Yes Cubby! Just in case….((Cubby)) ☺

        1. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ±β€πŸ‰

          1. I love all the E’s! Happiness! πŸ˜€

            1. You are seeing E’s? I sent a happy face, flower, heart, and a dinocat emoji.

              1. πŸ˜€… Emoji’s! ‘eeeeeek, my bad!πŸ˜€

                1. Lol apparently emojis look different depending on the device you are using. I guess your emojis look like E’s. πŸ™‚

  5. I love this πŸ’œπŸ’œ

    1. Aww thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  6. God Bless, for I know all of these conflicting emotions that overlap and morph into the other. Then take shape into something else all together…

    The more you write, the clearer the shapes become…

  7. Wow cubbub (hope u don’t mind that I nicknamed u that, a really GD friend of mine had it for a long time)
    Anyways that piece is really good! I love how u can truly get what ur feeling out in so few words. Mine seem to drag on forever b4 finally getting something out.
    Been a lil sick, apologies for not reading more lately.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that you were sick. You shouldn’t be apologizing; I should be the one apologizing for not having better material for you to read.

      1. Haha…! Omg, plz…I much rather read yrs than read mine iver and over…
        Modesty is cool but when ya got it, u just got it. So go on & pop ya collar…😎

        1. I am saddled with the insecurity of a writer always trying to write something beyond her reach. This keeps me very humble.

          I am truly grateful for your words as they make me want to try even harder to find the words to touch and inspire others. πŸ™‚

          1. Lol, I think all writers are insecure About their work, especially poets. We feel things deeply and for me sharing my work is like sharing my soul, being naked in front if the world…yikes!! Lol

            1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean. It is nerve wracking to send your soul out there for others to observe.

  8. Heartfelt, really touching.
    But I love your writing!πŸ’ž

    1. Aww thank you so much. You are very kind. πŸ™‚

  9. Now this is brilliant! πŸ™‚

    1. You are too kind. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸ’œ

      1. My internet is up and down. Yojo time LOL

        1. I have no idea what yojo is, but have fun! πŸ™‚

          1. That thing on a string LOL πŸ™‚

            1. Ah I’ve seen those around πŸ™‚

              1. I was hoping you knew.😊

  10. Possibly one of my faves of yours so far

    I love “self pity has broken its pledge”.
    Wonderfully put

    1. Thank you, Fiery. I really appreciate your kind words. πŸ™‚

  11. Wonderfully put.Loved it

    1. Many kind thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  12. We move on but part of us is changes forever

    1. Yes, a new reality we must adapt to.

  13. Wow Cubby, love this poem. Embracing the sorrow is so difficult, but I feel as if you’ve channeled it and its power into the words of this poem. Thank you for sharing your heart and soul. I hope the sorrow fades at some point….

    1. It is sorrow that I have experienced secondhand, but that was enough to feel the impact and see the struggle that others must go through to move on. Thank you so much for your empathetic and encouraging words. πŸ™‚

  14. Very true sorrow stays longest maybe because it’s strangely beautiful

    1. One might also argue necessary to know true joy. Love the “strangely beautiful” the older I get the more I see strangely beautiful things in this life!

      1. Yes, looking deeper at things reveals the amazingness of life

    2. I also consider sorrow to be beautiful in its own way.

      1. Life is full of pain for sure, starting with giving birth!

  15. Your imagery is wonderful in this one. Moving on is hard and usually incomplete, which you’ve captured nicely here.

    1. Glad I was able to do that to some extent. πŸ™‚

  16. Sorrow, so hard to leave behind
    When it’s imbedded in my mind.
    It hides there, in disguise,
    Somewhere deep behind my eyes.

    Though I choose to not dwell,
    And leave behind my private hell,
    It follows me as if tied
    By all the tears that now have dried.

    1. Ah your words are like music to my ears. Absolutely beautiful. You should post this on your blog as well. πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ™‚

  17. I want to say a big thank for contributing to THE VOICES. It is more than an honour to have your contribution. To empower your work on this journal, it is required that you send your profile and web link to our email
    The profile is not expected to be more than 300 words.
    (This message was posted here because I could find your contact email)

    1. Sure thing. Can you please let me know what poems were used? I would like to know. πŸ™‚

      Web link:

      Sonya Annita Song is a poet whose rhymes are loved by both adults and children. She goes by the alias Cubby on her whimsical adult poetry blog, Reowr, where you will find poems in many different styles and rhythms. She has also launched a children’s site where you will find poems for children and project updates at

      Her goal when writing for adults is to reflect aspects of human nature and experience in a thought-provoking and entertaining fashion. She prefers to use simple language to convey complex themes, although her poems can range from very serious to seriously silly.

      Her goal as a children’s writer is to create engaging books that children and parents will have fun reading together. One of the writer’s favorite memories as a child is going to her local library in the summer and bringing back shopping bags full of books to read. To her, books were passports to incredible destinations full of joy and wonder. She hopes all children will know the feelings she had as a child.

      1. Thanks Sonya. I’ll notify you on the poems selected soon, I’m currently out of my work zone.

        1. No problem. I would appreciate it. πŸ™‚

      2. Hey Sonya, these were my pick from your blog:
        What will be.
        A ballad for the brokenhearted.
        Listen well.
        Thanks for being so creative. And I must say you have a good handwriting.

        1. Thanks for letting me know! I’ve been seeing some of my work appearing in other people’s anthologies without my permission, so I really appreciate you asking and telling me which poems you picked. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you thought so! πŸ™‚

  18. Sonya so powerful and emotional, beautifully written. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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