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'In Every Case There is a Sorrow' is a recent work, created during a - thankfully fleeting - period of great sadness.

In Every Case There Is a Sorrow

Def._2015_36_by Carl Halling09 Jun 2016

In every case, there is a sorrow
Attached to advancing age,
And the decline attendant upon it,
Decline physical, mental, emotional,
In every case, there is a sorrow.

But somehow, there is a special sorrow,
In the pathetic tears
Of an ageing man,
Looking back at the thousand plus follies
Of a stupidly misspent youth,

But somehow there is a special sorrow,
Attached to those who look back
With eyes filled with the tears
Of fathomless and torturous regret,
And of promise unfulfilled.