“MELANCHOLIA”—A POEM

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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Everywhere you look these days you see something on how to be happy — how to manifest abundance, desires and success, find your bliss. A quick Google search will produce instantaneous remedies for the blues: the promise that it’s possible to find happiness in 10 or 15 easy steps. Some strategies promise happiness in as few as three steps. Whatever happened to experiencing the grace of melancholy, which requires reflection: a sort of mental steeping, like tea? It visits you like a mist, a vapor, a fog.

It is generally uninvited. And as some people are born into royalty, wealth and prestige, others inherit a disposition for sadness. I knew melancholy long before I met my late biological father….also author of 24 published books, once wrote to me: “I don’t know if you’ll be a writer, but you have the ‘up down’ thing too. Make creative use of it….

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“MELANCHOLIA”

Melancholy is the emotion
When love is involved
Reflecting on circumstance
And choices so dear
Steeping in thought
Repetitive and varied
Bittersweet the fruit
Of thoughts deep with tears
I’ve tasted the savory passion
And the sweetness of you
Twinklebear my sweet love
You nourish me through and through
There is a before and after
In my life rich and poor
Poor before I met you
Rich with love thereafter
Today I am melancholic
Because we are far apart
You in charge of merriment
I circumstantially opposite
I alone with lovely thoughts
Finding joy in my sadness
Turning feelings of love in my head
Over making me sad and glad
A disparity in behavior modes
You frenetic with activity
I silently with emotion
Pondering so much too much
Melancholy is yin and yang
Sweet with thoughts of love
But bitter is the taste
From us being apart
Melancholy is fleeting
As forever and a day
Is the overriding order
Of the day and eternity
So I drink to you my love
Because I can’t drink with you
“You! Ale! Today!” you say
“How many?” Bad girl so good
“Not counting! Glasses are small”
Ha!

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I love you, Twinklebear
Forever and a day
Twin Flames, podmates always
Bear Pact Forever!
12 12 12 in every way

2 thoughts on ““MELANCHOLIA”—A POEM

  1. Such a wonderful poem my sookybear, I know the meloncholy feeling too.
    ” Cheers!” I hope you enjoyed your beers … ” Bad boy ” ! How many? Ha!!!
    I love you forever and a day podmates Twinflames 🐻 pact forever. ❤

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