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Life's Tragedy

It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
It may be misery never to be loved,
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  • Kathleen Reguindin (4/16/2013 6:56:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, so touching and so true!

    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Licio Marfisi (4/16/2013 3:25:00 PM)

    Excellent work...great balance.

  • Eric Lein (4/16/2013 1:58:00 AM)

    I'm actually having trouble comprehending how outstanding this poem is! !

  • Meshack Bankole (4/16/2013 12:52:00 AM)

    Though sullen but poetic

  • Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho (4/16/2012 3:04:00 AM)

    master piece of the month, for me and to me!

  • Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho (4/16/2012 3:03:00 AM)

    Let the poet take my pleasure and praise; his notes are high and logical. This poem, especially the first stanza, is a masterpiece of the month for me! ! !

  • Paige S (4/16/2010 2:59:00 PM)

    Now this is lovely! ! ! !

  • Emma_1221@list.ru Adamyan (4/16/2010 1:38:00 PM)

    and I don`t understand why so low votes. namely I put 10, because I think it`s a real poem, but not boring, just need to get the idea the author tried to deliver. i think he took farer about falling short. for sometimes 2+2 is not 4. in life it goes bit different way than in mathematics. bright and memorable work!

  • Kevin Straw (4/16/2010 3:48:00 AM)

    The greatest tragedy is not to fall short of perfection but not to try for it.
    Should it not be: 'And by a half-tone lose the key.'

  • Ramesh T A (4/16/2010 1:50:00 AM)

    Interesting analogy between music and love is well expressed by the poet!

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