Monday, May 1, 2017

A song to sing yourself to sleep

Why despair the loss of friends? Why despair being alone?
Did we not come alone into this world?
And who will come with us when we begin the journey back?
Why despair not having a hand to hold?
Desolate the landscape always was,
Except for those occasions when someone came by
Perhaps it was not in the natural order of things
So why despair when it's gone again?
Stark the tree was without any leaves
Thorns were its only pride
So why despair when the flowers fall off? 
They were only there for a fortnight.
Why despair a starless sky?
The twinkling stars are too far away,
None of their warmth will ever reach you,
So why despair when they are away?

Loneliness was a constant friend
Even in the middle of a shallow crowd
And when everyone goes away, Loneliness waits like a trusted friend
Solitude is the best solace- silence the best conversation you can have
An empty room, an empty bed - why despair?
When everything is gone, the loneliness still remains....

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