Weltschmerz ~ Worlds Sorrow Poem by Adrian Wait

Weltschmerz ~ Worlds Sorrow

Solitary echo of being
Unsmiling shadow fades
Overwhelming injustices
Descending from the mountain
Real Joy gives way to real despair.
Only escape, the mundane plateaus
Fatigue and aloneness amplified.
In Silence, Weltschmerz.

We must embrace Weltschmerz
For to deny is to feign affection
Aware, we smile has the heart breaks.
We think the disguise fool's sorrow.
Concealing in the face we hide
Appearing strong and hopeful
Always content, yet so fragile
Deep within, Weltschmerz.

I don't believe in Dream wishing.
I don't believe in feigned happiness.
I don't believe in avoiding doubt or fear.
I know we walk through deaths dark vale.
I know to resist pain is too strengthen its grip.
I know when we are weak, we are strong.
Only when we realise, we are not an Island.
Love remains despite, Weltschmerz.

Adrian Wait
03/01/22.

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