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A Mutitude of Woes

Yes, there was a time
I was obsessed by melancholy,
I saw deep sadness,
The quality that so tormented
My former favoured idols,
Poets, painters,
Musicians, actors,
Creators of every kind,
As glamorous and romantic,
But it’s not,
It’s not remotely romantic,
When you yourself are adrift,
And weighed down
By a multitude of woes.

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this is really a great write short and sweet, if i was famous i wouldn't want to be, fame of today does not know how to hold its head high, its all about gossip and who is sniffing what, I come from london and worked for many years in the richmond area, i was familiar with the rich and famous through my work, however i think your words to be true in style. it's not remotely romantic. if i was famous i'd be one of those who lives in a villa with a pool and private as hell. Good discussion Sir. i feel sad for them too also sometimes annoyed but hey its also tabloids that follow them from reality TV, to make money. Fame sertainly has a price, i am sure in every industry be it footballer or from Big Brother. I like the older generation of actors who knew how to hold themselves. Gone are the ones like Audry Hepburn, although even she had her moments

Thank you...Teddy

Thank you for such kind and encouraging words. I come from London too, born Queen Charlotte's Hospital in its former site. I know Richmond well, and it is an area that has long attracted the rich and famous. I like the older generation of actors, too, those of the Golden Age, Audrey Hepburn was a classic beauty, I can remember watching her in 'Charade' in my teens I think with my mother, who was something of a mentor to me in terms of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and becoming a little 'sweet' on her as Reggie opposite Cary Grant. Bye for now. Carl.

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my good man why are you so engulfed in sorrow

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... a variety of reasons, a youth I consider to have been foolishly lived, including towards the end reckless abandon on every level, the multiple opportunities squandered and so on, but I don't always feel as bad as these pieces might suggest, periodically shall we say. Once they have been posted, I have verse - to come God willing - which is nowhere near as melancholy! :) Bye for now. Carl.

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in this. Just enough of empathy and emotion to let everyone that you understand, yet cannot help feeling alone. I think that poets and comedians are some of the saddest people in the world. The only way we can bear the world is to write and make others feel and laugh and cry. But, is that not a good thing? There is room for all those things inour lives. keep on reaching out and touching. ~ Geez.
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...comedians are notoriously melancholy, fact which may have its roots in the fact that in childhood, they were 'class clowns' who used humour to cope with multiple inadequacies as they might perceive it. While I do not believe that poetry has to be tragic to be beautiful (Shelley: 'Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought'), poetry is all too often a distant desperate cry of the terminally mournful, and that can be a good thing for sure, with beauty emerging from the darkest of places, and more importantly, it can help others going through similar emotional crises, and even go some way towards healing them. Bye for now. Carl.

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