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O Why So Sad

O why so sad

lt is to be

Crying from the ultimate depths

To the highest rays of light

Inexplicable tragedy

Mingled with loveliness


Melting beauty of wild sadness

Unbelievable tears in hot falling

Joy so painful your heart crumples

And your soul burns in absolute yearning

And utter bewilderment


Cloudsley, Tim, MA; British independent academic researcher and writer, poet, essayist, and short story writer resident in Colombia; formerly lecturer in Sociology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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