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Musing on disappointment


It feels a bit like very hungry

although worse than very hungry

because you know that hungry can be fixed.


This can’t be fixed.

If it could be fixed,

it would have been fixed by now

and it wouldn’t feel like very hungry.


It feels a bit like loss

although not as bad as grief.

Like when you’ve lost your cardigan

somewhere round the shops.


You know there’ll be other cardigans

in almost the same colour

and almost the same style

but no matter how nice, it won’t be that cardigan.


It comes in the realisation

that, for two days, they’ll all be there

and you’ll be here

and they’ll all be away, but you’ll still be here.


You sigh, because that’s rough.

It can’t be fixed

so lets opt for diversion.

Maybe I’ll go shopping.  *spit*



January 7, 2009 - Posted by | Cafe Literati, Jenny's Poetry, life


  1. Morning Jenny!!!

    Comment by viv66 | January 7, 2009

  2. ha, I remember the context of this poem too, I think. Was that when you weren’t able to make that gathering?

    Comment by viv66 | January 7, 2009

  3. Good morning Jenny and welcome to Cafe Crem and Cafe Literati! Wonderful to have you with us… I am waiting to read the poem in its proper form, I mean with the blank lines between, which went lost as I a added your category… what a mess I have done wanting to put order! 🙂

    Good morning Viv… if you remember where the blank lines were, please tell me… I don’t want to leave the poem in a wrong form too long here…

    Comment by Miki | January 7, 2009

  4. Or there were no blank lines at all? I just don’t know!!!

    Comment by Miki | January 7, 2009

  5. I seem to recall that there were gaps to indicate changes of verse but not blank lines, and I can’t remember where!!!
    I think Jenny is at work now!
    Ah don’t worry…

    Comment by viv66 | January 7, 2009

  6. Great description of disappointment! I am wondering about the context, above all after Viv mentioned it! Although I know that one should not ask perhaps… but I am so curious!!!!

    Comment by Miki | January 7, 2009

  7. Miki, I see what you mean about WordPress not liking blank lines! I shall have to put a character in, in future, I think. Maybe I’ll have a little play with that in a moment. 🙂

    Hiya Viv! Yes, you’re absolutely right, it was created when I was crushingly disappointed to not be able to attend the Bearclan Gathering. Everybody was away having a great time and I was sitting at home being miserable and worst of all, with no-one to talk to online. ~pout~

    Ah well, how times change, eh? *smile*

    Comment by jennypaws | January 7, 2009

  8. Hi Jenny, nice to see you!
    there is a special option in the editing modus where you can paste a text from word, and then it respects the whole Word formatting.
    Blank characters like , if I remember well, don’t work either…

    Comment by Miki | January 7, 2009

  9. Indeed they do. Peter is having his arm twisted about some gatherings this summer to work on the whole soul loss area…will I keep my temper this time? Depends on who’s there I guess!

    Comment by viv66 | January 7, 2009

  10. Clever girl, jenny! i like the little swinging character, gives hope after the disappointment…

    Comment by Miki | January 7, 2009

  11. Miki – aaah, right! I’ll have to look for that next time, then. 🙂 Thanks!

    Viv – oh, don’t say it! Not now we’re even further away. LOL “Lose your temper”? Did you lose your temper last time, then? ~scratches head, tries to remember whether everyone came back from it all talking about Viv’s temper~ LOL

    Comment by jennypaws | January 7, 2009

  12. No just the topic got rather confused and heated when it was raised before Christmas. I did lose my temper on line but didn’t really show it.

    Comment by viv66 | January 7, 2009

  13. I’m liking the pacing of this poem. Makes me think of Kurt Vonnegut for some reason.

    Comment by sittingpugs | January 8, 2009

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