Sweet Sorrow

Some say sorrow is sweet
Sweeter than the sublime
Intimately discreet
this sadness is all mine
 
Sadness sings of joy passed
Embrace the truth in full
for sorrow never lasts
and without – life is dull
 
The truth that sorrow sows
a field of quaint despair
Seductive sadness grows
in me and my affair
 
An addict of sadness,
I’ll seek again tomorrow
wearing my madness – like
a silken shroud of sorrow
 
I’ll hide the day away
dressed in such attire
Comfortable I’ll stay
Alone. Deeply mired
 
Solitarily sad , Deliriously mad
Sweet sorrow , sweet sorrow – be glad
 
One must have lived and loved
to have sadness so deep
cause only a loss of
such – cause sorrow to creep
 
I sing these notes of woe
I’m lost in my lament
but I treat as hallow
my sorrows innocence
 
Sorrow heralds healing
just like a trumpet blast
Get lost in this feeling
few others will surpass
 
Sorrow digs out the well
so deep within ones soul,
to allow joy to fill
and one again feel whole
 
Sadness lengthens the day
in sleep , dreams will follow
that would cause one to say,
“Cherish your sad tomorrow!”
 
Tomorrow , Tomorrow , be sad
Sweet Sorrow , Sweet Sorrow – be Glad

By Kevin Beary