A state of mind

When all is not well

The spirit is droopy

You feel all weepy

Life is out of sync

And you cannot think

Now what?

A state of mind

Joie de vivre missing

Limbs are heavy n stiff

The mind can make or break

Through the maze of gloom

 Propel it away firmly.

 The needle of hope n light

 Has to be reclaimed.

 In the haystack of life.

  Now what?

A state of mind

You have to change your tack

Old rules out of the window

Current norms are passe

New times demand new remedies

Go with the flow and make rules

That fit and work for you

Your sadness will start to thaw

You will chill out and become

Suffused by warmth and hope

Dissipating sadness

And heaviness of spirit.

Now what?

A state of mind

The bounce will be back

The gleam in the eyes

Shall shine again.

There shall be spring

In your walk

And the whole being

Shall exude happiness

Of mind and spirit

Shedding the skin of

Sadness once again!

“When the melancholy fit shall fall

Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud,

That fosters the droop-headed flowers all,

And hides the green hill in an April shroud;

Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose.”

-John Keats, “Ode on Melancholy.’1819  


One Comment for: “Sadness”

  1. When the joy of life is missing open this website and read the jewels of poetry. Loved your post Bina, as always.


    Submitted by Barnali on January 7th, 2009 7:28 pm

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