The poem Have you ever felt? by Darjien “Dark” Alsindee (Remember Darj), lead to an interesting discussion. Not about the message that this poet wants to bring forward. This is a poem about how reality can bite.
About the poet
We all heard the stories. Maybe you were at one time this story. This story that this poet told us. His adventures in poetry began when he was dealing with a depression at the age of only fourteen years old. The reason for this depression: intense bullying. For those who bully: think again, about what it can cause! For those who are the subject of bullying: hopefully, better times will arrive, as they did for Darjien.
He told us, that he tried to commit suicide because he thought he was all alone. It was his best friend (that is what best friends are for), who talked him out of his plans. Until today, he is intensely grateful for this. And in a way, we too are grateful. It enables us to promote the poem Have you ever felt?
We are huge fans of Ginger and Grammarly as it comes to checking the texts we receive, to make sure there are no errors in the texts we want to publish. Sometimes, even these tools don’t show some things that are not clear enough. It looks as if there is a part of the sentence have you ever sorrow missing. True, the option to include the word felt would be appropriate. The word could be added. But, the poet did not decide to do this. This makes the poem still a good poem about how reality bites. The risks we take, mostly when it comes to love, are sometimes huge. Did you ever experience the feeling of watching everything fall down? Even when it was just in your mind? This is where Darjien is going with his poem.
This poem is written for those who suffer from these pains. It asks, but it doesn’t provide an answer. He asks, to be understood and to make sure you understand what he is writing.
Have you ever felt?
Have you ever laughed?
Have you ever smiled?
Have you ever loved?
Then burned down?
Have you ever felt pain?
Have you ever sorrow
Have you ever cried so loud and so painfully that you
hoped for no tomorrow?