Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

(6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837 / Moscow)

Don’t Ask Me Why


Don’t ask me why, alone in dismal thought,
In times of mirth, I’m often filled with strife,
And why my weary stare is so distraught,
And why I don’t enjoy the dream of life;

Don’t ask me why my happiness has perished,
Why I don’t love the love that pleased me then,
No longer can I call someone my cherished--
Who once felt love will never love again;

Who once felt bliss, no more will feel its essence,
A moment’s happiness is all that we receive:
From youth, prosperity and joyful pleasantry,
All that is left is apathy and grief...

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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  • Rookie - 158 Points Kevin Nash (10/29/2014 3:22:00 PM)

    lovely man...smoothly clear...love the first 4lines and the last 4 heart felt feelings then the loss and despair and the end (Report) Reply

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