kamryn chew Poems
As We Bask In Sorrow
While recently having a conversation with a friend, we discussed 'basking in sorrow, ' which by definition, is an oxymoron.. bask meaning to take great pleasure or satisfaction; and sorrow meaning loss or despair.
It is possible to bask in sorrow. While for one reason or another, sadness consumes you, at the same time you could be quite happy. For example; I am naturally a happy person. Therefor while I may feel constant sadness about a certain situation, I may still be basking; or somewhat happy. (smiling, laughing, having a good time)
Many people have a sadness inside them ...
The Remnants Of War
A dream came to me in my sleep tonight
Of a house on a hill aglow with firelight
Pine trees stood tall like soldiers behind.
A peaceful scene, but to enter you'd find
A man who had passed from wounds too deep
For him to be happy, to walk, or to sleep.
This man was a gentleman who fought for his life
And for others he carried his lifelong strife.