One time I heard a
singer say (Elvis was his name), The saddest song he ever
heard that even caused him pain. It was a song from years
ago made popular by Hank, It was the loneliness
inside they said "thatís why he drank."
As I recall what
Elvis said before he sang the song, It was the saddest song he
knew that ever came along. He said he didnít know if
he could finish but heíd try, And then he started singing
"Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry."
As you can tell, I
am a fan of the singing King, And many times I felt the
sorrow in the songs heíd sing. Late in his career, fame
and fortune took its toll, It looked as if the
loneliness had just consumed his soul.
But are we any
different when in loneliness weíve sank?
Do we feel the
loneliness like Elvis and like Hank? Feeling so depressed and
lonely when life treats us wrong? Feeling like the words were
for us in that famous song?
Life is full of
happiness when it is going great, Sharing with your loved
ones and your good friends and your mate.
Then why is it
when sorrows come we go it on our own? It seems we canít help
suffering especially when alone.
Itís said we come
into this world naked and alone, And thatís the way we leave
it after all our seeds are sown. We share the happiness and
joy with relatives and friends, Never looking forward to a
time when it all ends.
Many situations in
our lives can bring us change, In the blinking of an eye
our life can rearrange. Loved ones leave or in an
instant breathe their final breath, And in a moment, memories
are all that we have left.
This poem is not
to bring depression or to cause you sorrow,
If you are
feeling pain today look forward to tomorrow.
The pain is real,
but will subside, I know that pain was mine,
And day by day it
will get better it just takes some time.
So if it seems
your world has crumbled leaving you defeated,
This is not a
poem of loss and that must be repeated.
You may feel like
the song they sang and even question "why?"
It will take time
to heal the pain, but itís all right to cry.