Sadness – Poetry by Dr Ali


SADNESS

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

In this section, I offer two poems from my book entitled “Drone Democracy” available at www.18006336226.com. The list of poems appears at the end of this firs poem.

 

Sadness

 

What is betrayal?

 

Letters to spell life.

 

What is suffering?

 

More letters to spell life.

 

And deep disappointments?

 

Two words to spell life.

 

 

 

Hey M.,

 

What do you expect?

 

Aren’t you human?

 

Hey, M.,

 

Please don’t forget

 

You’re Divine.

 

 

 

It is human

 

Is to be vulnerable

 

And hurt.

 

To be Divine

 

Is to be pliable

 

And heal.

 

 

It is human

 

To misspell reality

 

And suffer “mis-reality.”

 

It is Divine

 

To know one’ divinity

 

And to live truth

 

And breathe liberty

 

 

 

What is revenge?

 

Life misspelled.

 

Anger?

 

Confused thoughts un-quelled.

 

Hate? Rage?

 

Habituated to misspellings.

 

What is forgiveness?

 

An empty word for nothingness

 

Of it all.

 

 

 

Forgiveness is universal,

 

Screamed a TV preacher.

 

The believers believed.

 

The great spirit

 

Had tweeted the creature.

 

 

 

For mere mortals,

 

Confusion fuses

 

Forgiveness with sadness,

 

Clarity separates the two,

 

Gives form to sadness,

 

Sadness,

 

 

 

A steady companion of life.

 

To be

 

Honored,

 

Celebrated,

 

Cherished

 

 

 

So, the journey of sadness

 

Meanders through understanding

 

And resilience,

 

Delineating the core

 

Of the soul.

 

 

 

Sadness sires understanding,

 

Understanding liberates,

 

Liberty, levity of the soul,

 

Soul awakens love.

 

Love begets more love,

 

In living with sadness

 

Life is spelled right.

 

The soul’s core blossoms

 

Releasing a body long tight.

 

The right spelling of life.

 

 

 

Through sadness

 

Finally,

 

What did you expect?

 

Seriously?

 

 

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