Sadness flies on the wing

johnnydod By johnnydod, 20th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My heart is heavy with sadness but it will continue to beat


As sadness creeps into my life, the dark time has begun
Rain clouds feed the sodden earth and shield the warming sun
Birds have no song to sing, no wish fly upon the wing
Flowers lack a sweet perfume, and roses fail to bloom


I sing a song without a note no melody, no tune
My life is empty without you; my world is cold and dark
I ponder my existence, above me, a question mark
We were never together, not even a hopeful “might be”


We leaned upon each other; you were the apple on my tree
We shared our secrets, hope and fears our happiness and tears
I never realised just how much, your nearness meant to me
I was fine just getting old, in slippers and dressing gown


But then you came along and turned my whole world upside down
Two souls drifting seeking not knowing what or why
Just knowing there was an emptiness that stretched up to the sky
Now we must go our separate ways, walking the unknown path


Oh how I’ll miss that smile of yours and your infectious laugh
I will kiss your cheek and wish you luck with lots of joy and fun
I wave farewell the deed is done as rainclouds fade the sun


Rain, Sadness And Joy, Sadness And Wanting

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Dec 2015 (#)

Absolutely great poetry, Johnnydod, which seems so fitting given the news we just received.

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author avatar Ptrikha
11th Dec 2015 (#)

Indeed a sad but great poem fit for this sad moment.

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author avatar Erly
11th Dec 2015 (#)

So sad episode.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Dec 2015 (#)

Everyone can relate to this; a reality of life, thanks Johnnydod.

Sadness visits for us to take stock of our lives but soon the its shadows are lifted and life carries on sort of rejigged to face the new realities or those that were hidden from us hitherto - siva

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