Melancholy

Melancholy

When I am hit by the whip of melancholy
It makes me forget how to be jolly
It brings on great impatience and agitation
With anxiety and huge frustration.

Often it can really get too much,
And on my sanity I strive to clutch.
Sometimes I might even find it hard to think,
And from thought to thought I cannot link.

I cannot get my mind in gear,
And all around me I may not see or hear.
I know not where to put myself.
Could I but place these troubles on the shelf.

But this black sky - it does always clear,
And so there really is no need to fear
For I know I'll be alright in time.
And that life is good and I'll be fine.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 6th Oct 2019 16:52

Good to see rhyming verse brought to bear on a serious topic.
Melancholy has a history in the human mental state and serves a
purpose as a counter-balance to joy. As such it reminds us that
happiness in life is not be taken for granted. It can even produce
great works of art (check Tchaikovsky's 6th <Pathetique> Symphony)
along the way. Some nations have a reputation for it - Russia...and
even the English, for example. Do not despair, but instead let
despair DO! ­čśö

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