Essence of Sadness

We suffer sadness when we grieve
for the loss of a loved one
this is an acceptable sadness
all manner of folk
show sympathy and empathy
we are allowed a time of grace and healing

When two people “Fall out of Love”
again compassion and time
are given to help us through
lots of pity and sympathy
similiar stories are shared
to assist with the pain

Our favourite pet is taken
by an accident
or given the magical
“Put to sleep” injection
again time and maybe
even a favourite story shared
of how funny and cute “Fluffy” was…

But what of the everyday…
“I have the blues”
kind of sadness
we cannot offer
a funny story…
give more time…
it seems to be
a subject of taboo

the silent creature
that it is ….
it creeps ever so quickly
into the core of your being
with no cause …..
into your mind space
your heart is heavy
but you know not why

all around you folk
are smiling, laughing
but you would rather be
in a dark,quiet room
curled up in the foetal position
and rocking quietly back and forth

no one has the answer for
this type of sadness
the cruellest of them all
it strikes like a viper
as sudden and as lethal

the quick fix road…
placing a piece of tape
over a gapping hole
modern day cure
of potions and pills
this is the saddest
sadness of them all

Essence of Sadness


Cremorne, Australia

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Artist's Description

I have watched my friend over the last four years sink further and further into a black pit…I feel helpless and unable to give her all she needs,,I offer support when I can but she suffers mostly in silence…I dedicate this to my friend with our 23 years of friendship… my best friend Karen

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