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Unnamed - By: Theo Schmidt

I think I’ll always be a little sad

But maybe that’s okay.

It’s proof that you were here, right?

That you were real.

That what we had meant something.

That even if it was only for a little while,

I had something so sickeningly beautiful

nothing else will ever compare.

Maybe things are meant to last forever.

Maybe having been that happy at least once, is enough.


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.


The primary theme of my poem revolves around the acknowledgment of loss and the accompanying emotions of sorrow. I aimed to express how my mind copes with grief by avoiding distressing feelings and worrying that things will never improve. However, I sought to transform the idea of "What if I never experience this connection again?" into a positive one by celebrating the fact that I was fortunate enough to have it once. I think that alone is worth celebrating.


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.


As I wrote this poem, my aim was to convey the newfound sense of acceptance I have towards mourning a loss. Often, I feel the need to put up a facade of happiness and positivity to avoid being perceived as negative. However, going through the grieving process has taught me that it's alright to feel sadness and in fact, there is a benefit to embracing it. Being upset need not always be negative, it can also have a positive aspect to it.


Why did you choose to write this poem?

I decided to write this poem as it has been a helpful reminder for me, and I hope it can provide the same benefit to others.

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