Emotions stood before the throne
and the Universe spoke:
‘WHICH OF YOU ARE THE STRONGEST?’
Laughter bowed and tried his best
but only Happiness could contest
Anger tried her craft with glee,
but could only set Rage free
in a corner, a dark Emotion stood
hugged by Emotions, of a darker mood,
Bitterness and Consolation at her feet
and Mourning embracing her so sweet.
The Universe looked the dark Emotion in the eyes.
‘WHO ARE YOU THAT ARE SURROUNDED, MY PRIZE?’
The dark Emotion lifted her head,
her tear-filled eyes so red.
‘To some, I am but Sorrow,
I am Sadness, my god,
for I am hollow.
I never lie,
and always are found in the tearful eye.
I am there at every death
I am where there is no hope left.’
The Universe then let out a mighty wail,
for Its Compassion was but pale
since Sadness and Sorrow are such a strong truth
of no other, there is proof…
(c) 2013 Allen Simpson
there will always be sadness…