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La Tristesse Durera (The Sadness Will Never Go Away)

La Tristesse Durera (The Sadness Will Never Go Away)

The sadness never ends.
For this is permanent.

It will be here
Whether I go
Or whether I stay.

“Who will weep for me?”

Too much to wait for
Here.
Too much
To see.
Kiss me goodbye
As I claw the sky
Like a falling bird.
My heart slowly ticks
With resentment.

I can see
The starry night
And feel
The cold air.

“How long can I howl into this wind?”

She is crying now.
What is she doing here?

“Oh, I miss your kiss of treachery,
Those tasteful words of vanity.”

The need to linger
Is sailing away.
Pulse and spirit
Is ending
In steps 3, 2, 1

Running out of time.
Closing down.
Down to the end.

Disintegration.

Add this to your calendar,
Subtract this from my eulogy.

Everything changes
But this sadness never ends.

Never.


“Now I understand what you tried to say to me / And how you suffered for your sanity / And how you tried to set them free / They would not listen /They did not know how/ Perhaps they’ll listen now.”

-“ Vincent”, Don McLean


©2009 Torrence King. All rights reserved. From the poetry-art collection “Dead Artists Symmetry”

La Tristesse Durera (The Sadness Will Never Go Away)

Torrence King

Chicago, United States

Artist's Description

A poetic tribute to the life and tragic demise of artist Vincent van Gogh. To read more about his life and influence go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh#D...

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