Maxine Smith


H indered by defeatism

E ndured by self loathe

L ived for acceptance

P ronounced broken once more


  • Neville

    Now this is what I call sad...

    crying out for help and not being heard


    • Maxine Smith

      Thank you for reading, It’s been a while but I’m back and feeling much more positive.

      • Neville

        Good to hear Maxine .. very good indeed

      • ron parrish aka wordman

        broken hearts,broken dreams

      • Poetic Dan

        Wow... Hard hitting, if this is your own wave, there will be brighter days!

        Much peace and respect

        • Maxine Smith

          Thank you Dan.

          As you say, brighter days have arrived.

          Hope your well

        • orchidee

          A sensitive write Maxine.
          Meanwhile - ya ain't got anything to be loathing, except if I start singing! heehee.

          • Maxine Smith

            Haha returning to read to an always uplifting comment.
            Thank you Orchidee

          • Goldfinch60

            Such a powerful write Maxine, I do hope this is not you you have so much more to give to us all.


            • Maxine Smith

              Unfortunately that was me.

              Today I am in such a better place after some time.

              Thank you for reading.

            • Fay Slimm.

              A sad acrostic with a second line to spell out the reason why the final words often become a way of life - a piece to ponder dear Maxine.

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you for reading Fay.

                Look forward to catching up with some of your beautiful work.

              • Saxon Crow

                Got to pick the pieces up
                Love yourself once more
                Use the people you care about
                Enough to get you strong

                • Maxine Smith

                  Thank you so much for your comment.

                  My pieces are finally almost together.

                  Thanks for the read.

                • FredPeyer

                  An exquisitely written S.O.S.! Maybe P should stand for 'Picking up the pieces'.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Thank you Fred.

                    Such a lovely comment.

                  • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                    Wow this is soulful and relatable to many, creatively expressed in awesome acrostic S.O.S. KUDOS!! Prayers help me in such times so you can try that if not already.

                    Plz Pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.

                    • Maxine Smith

                      Thank you Zaynab.

                      Always a lovely comment from you.

                      I will be sure to catch up on your work soon, I’ve been away for a while.

                    • Suresh

                      Standing in front of a mirror,
                      only my reflection holding out its hand.

                      • Maxine Smith

                        Thank you so much for reading.

                      • dusk arising

                        As we tread our way some stepping stones are painful underfoot, appreciation of another step is the love of life itself.

                        • Maxine Smith

                          Such profound words you have today.

                          Greatly appreciated.

                          Thank you for the read.

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