I am happy / I am sad / I am both


I am happy.

No you don't understand. 

I am actually happy. 

Right now in this moment, it's like someone switched me on. 

I am awake. I am alive. 

And for however long,



I am happy. 

This is rare. 

I am actually happy. 

Right now all the dark, it seems so far away,

I am here. I am present. 

And I want to be,




I am sad.

No you don't understand. 

I am sad now.

I knew it was coming, from the moment I was happy.

And for longer than happy, 



I am sad. 

This is normal.

I am comfortable with sad.

Right now it is dark, no light can break through,

I am lost. I am alone.

What is it to be, 




I am both.

Do you understand?

I am both, together.

In a constant struggle, between two conflicting emotions. 

I am not sad, I am not happy.

Until the wave of one or the other hits. 



I am both

All the time. 

I am both together.

One never lives without the other, one simply stands behind.

I am pain. I am pleasure. 

Fighting for a winner, but neither winning long.



  • Author: DD. (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 7th, 2017 10:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: Written as two individual poems, I am sad, being a follow up. I'm working on a 3rd piece on the same subject, may add to this poem or upload separately. Let me know what you think. 3rd and final part added - I am both - Let me know what you think.
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  • whoareyou

    very relatable well written, this is great


    Thanks KIT for two elegant (in Structure & Subject) Poems with a contrasting Message. There is only a fine line between HAPINESS & SADDNESS ! I am very sad about the victims of the massacre (including some Children) in a Church in Texas ~ One of my fave US States. But I am also Happy ~ they were in Church ~ Praisin' the Lord ~ and they will have gone straight to Heaven ~ AMEN ! In my experience Love is always a mixture of Happiness & Sadness ~ Ecstasy & Agony ~ As you indicate ~ In life & love you can't have one without the other ! Thanks for sharing ~ Hugs BRIAN (UK) Please check my Poems and my Fusion on FLOWERS ~ Thanks B.

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