Treasure Island

Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

(Baltimore, Maryland)

I Sing A Sad Song


I sing a sad song for the cold, lonely
Moments no one will admit to aloud.

I sing a sad song for all of the broken
Promises,
Wrought by circumstances beyond
Anyone's control.

I sing a sad song for the faces pressing
Against the window panes in longing.

I sing a sad song for wild anticipation
Of days that never come.

I sing a sad song for the telephone
That never rings enough.

I sing a sad song for dreams woven of
Hopeless illusions.

I sing a sad song for all of those who
Waste time, singing sad songs!

Submitted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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  • James B. Earley (7/6/2008 9:23:00 PM)

    Sad songs....a waste of time...maybe...to some. But deep within Blues..or... perhaps Country music...(the saddest of sad songs) ...one may often discover the intensely satisfying melody! Excellent. (Report) Reply

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