Treasure Island

William Jackson

(San Antonio, Texas)

Sorrow makes honey taste sweeter still.

Having fallen,
Having failed miserably,
Having lost my bearings,
Having had my spirit broken,
Having been entirely too human,
Having lost my mind but found it again,
I don't know quite what to think of life
except that I still feel deeply and appreciate
that sorrow makes honey taste sweeter still.

Submitted: Sunday, September 10, 2006
Edited: Saturday, September 04, 2010

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  • Will Barber (10/11/2007 2:19:00 AM)

    A powerful piece, from strength to strength. It is only by seeing dark shadows that we can perceive the light. Take care. - Will (Report) Reply

  • Geoff Warden (9/10/2006 7:57:00 AM)

    Great rite is true thou can not taste the sweetness of honey 'til thou
    has tasted sorrow............. (Report) Reply

  • Krishna Dasani (9/10/2006 2:41:00 AM)

    yaah william.. its true, , you need to go thru all these to have the better taste to life.. the honey- 4 u.. a good one.. heartfelt i guess..

    krishna (Report) Reply

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