Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 26,379 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Melancholy Perhaps? - Poem by Raymond Farrell

The past few days
Have been demanding and draining
And tonight, Friday night
At four minutes to midnight
I felt homesick, and dog tired
But too keyed up to sleep
I sat listening
To Daniel O'Donnell
Sing the Tennesse Waltz
When out of the blue
I felt as though
A weight of melancholy
Like a ton of bricks
Was dropped on me
I know from experience
Certain strains of music
Will pull at my heart strings
Fill me with pathos and melancholy
And not just music
But I remember
As a teenager
Camping out in the bush
At my grandfather's farm
And feeling the same way
Upon hearing
The distant moan
Of a passing freight train's whistle.

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/14/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    It's good sir as the melancholy is the source of thoughts that shape into
    words and words into verses
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015

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