sad songs say so much

expressing my love
of singing along
with sad songs
she asks me
“but surely you can’t do that
now”
indicating my seeming happy
so i tell her
about poking a bruise
just to feel the pain
because there is some
pleasure
in the pain
it’s the same with singing along
to sad songs
& reveling
in that broken heart
feeling
the pleasure
in the pain.

per neil diamond, “Funny thing, but you can sing it with a cry in your voice
And before you know, it get to feeling good
You simply got no choice”

per sir elton, “If someone else is suffering enough oh to write it down
When every single word makes sense
Then it’s easier to have those songs around
The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
And it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues”

so i’m not alone. not at all in this.

speaking of poking bruises, i have realized that i can just think about the year 2015 & become weepy. if i ever need to cry on demand, i know where to look.

song sung blue

getting drunk
& singing along
with neil diamond
at the top
of my lungs
& crying
with all the grief
of my
lonely
heart
who knew i had
tied up
so
much
pain
into song lyrics
a lifetime
of singing along
with neil diamond songs
leaves my
lonely heart raw.

first off–my scanner is broken? so i had to use my ipad to snap a version of this art journal page for y’all. i am trying all my tried & true methods–pleading with it…smacking it…but it is unresponsive. time to re-think my approach to cooperation with technology?

also, i have learned through astrology memes that it is not at all uncommon for cancers to sing along with sad songs when they are sad.
turns out i’m not that special after all.


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