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'How Sad True Sadness' is a recent piece, as of 4 December 2015, torn straight from the soul, as it were, during one of those episodes of almost unbearable sorrow to which I'm periodically subject, but which tend to pass after only a week, after which I'm no longer able to identify with such sentiments as those expressed herein, at least to anywhere near the same degree of intensity as was briefly, recently, the case.

How Sad True Sadness

Def._2015_36_by Carl Halling14 Apr 2016

There was a sadness I revered
But never possessed,
Because there was youth
And hope to spare,

But as youth ebbs,
And hope recedes,
I know that sadness for real,
And how sad true sadness feels.