there is something to be said about sadness:
sadness comes and sadness leaves,
and always this is so.
coming from the sadly saddened,
take my word and go.
there is something to be known about happiness:
happiness is a lack of knowledge --
and just that way, it lacks.
and no one ever tells you,
because no one knows the facts.
there is something to be heard from the sad:
earth is such a trial shot, i lead a life so empty
at twenty years i'll have never cared and still i will touch plenty
i'll slow for no one but the vain, the loaded, and the sad
for twenty more i'll learn the three: i'm sorry, oh, my bad.
could there be something to be learned from the happy?