Sonnet: "In Defiance of Melancholy"

When dark, depressing moods consume the joys
of living, we shrink from the world of men
and act like children with their broken toys;
we recall a time when this has not been!
O Melancholy! how you daunt us so!
Why are we the doomed apples of your eye!?
Too oft', wherever you lurk there we go
to the grave where we then quit and just die!
But, like Lazarus, we rise in the morn
with hope and renewed life and strength to cope;
like his Resurrection, we are reborn:
O Woe! Where are you now that we have hope!?
O Melancholy! Take heed and beware,
for the grave of gloom that's your threat dies there!

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-25 at 11:05

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John holliday
Having been through the datk, I love the fact that hope triumphs in the end, beautifully written.....words flow like honey

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Ngoc. To sit and type in the mood we are in - is capture the moment!