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Replacing Sadness


Sadness plays on the melodies of life
like broken strings on a violin. 
We feel the discord and it shakes our being,
a trembling reaction to scratchy notes. 

Try to remember the in between sounds 
when sweet melodies lightened your heart 
pleasant memories taken from a time gone by
and sealed within a deeper consciousness
to be be used and reused like a worn out pair
of comfortable slippers.

CAK 5-20-2013

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  1. Date: 2/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
    Allan, I am a published poet and author via Authorhouse... My latest book is entitled Why Am I Here & From Where Did I Come - Oblivion Dark Sunshine... Verlena Sexton-Walker

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 7:18:00 PM
    Quite an analogy... Good write... Well written Allan... Verlena

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 2/19/2014 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Verlena, your prose in interesting and provocative. Have you thought of writing a book? Allan
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 10:41:00 AM
    very wise write Allan good pen congrats on being featured hugs

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 2/19/2014 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Shadow, always wonderful to hear from you. Allan
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Only if sadness could be replaced, like the broken strings on a violin. The world would be much happier, without so much anger coming from within. If sadness could be replaced, we could see the true beauty that surrounds us all. Broken hearts would no longer feel pain, and to pieces they would no longer fall. Sorry... Your words struck a chord in me, and I had to let them flow. Great write. As always. :o)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/28/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dan, one you said summarizes the human drama. And each of us tries to make the best of it in whatever ways we can. Allan
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Another well-composed jewel :)

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Your words are comforting. Love this piece! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Nostalgia brings bittersweet memories for many but we keep returning for more. Liked this one.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:02:00 AM
    yes keep those memories alive and don't let the sadness overpower your heart always look at the bright side, enjoyed this one Allan,.... always, Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/5/2013 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Keep looking on the bright side, Linda. It is good for the soul.
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 5:26:00 AM
    This is a great poem and I loved the way you have written it. You have been in the Poetry Soup Family for a while now and I hope you have enjoyed your time here. I see you have written quite a few poems and I will try to review a few more. Beauty28

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not so long as many others. I have found that each soul in their lifetime bares many sides of experience that we try to express in words in prose and poetry. It is within these inclusive and exclusive readings somewhat joyful somewhat sad, that I am always rediscovering humanity's stories at Poetry Soup.