The power of sad songs

Those who have survived the tests of time

Know about the tender touch of words,

The power of a song, a sad one that can

Catapult you to sky rocketing heights.


Joyful songs peppered with nuances of wit

Spinning into spirals of words, vibrant

May create fun and frolic.

Some people feel the rain,

Others just get wet.

Similarly some people’s mind clamor

Is stilled by joyful songs

Without its touching the heart.


When the storm of life is raging

And the scars of the wounded moon

Are crying to be felt, to be touched,

When emotions encased in a cocoon

Feel like bursting to look for freedom,

When life reaches an irreversible

And unmanageable stage,

When absolute silence reigns,

The soul yearns for a song sad.


A song that talks about the

Neglected, the marginal, the homeless,

A song that explains incomprehensible sadness,

A song that speaks about turbulent

And distressing times ahead

Of cataclysmic proportion,

A song that describes the pains

Of a mother who has no food

To offer to her hungry children,

A song about suffering, death and strife

And a song sung for lovers who never met

As the world was opposed to their love.


Joyful songs may touch the heart

And yet, sad songs move the soul.

The sadder a song, the more ripples it creates

To apprehend the elusive reality that life is.

There is so much peaceful happiness

In songs sad.

Sing my friend one more time

A song sad

To create joys in my heart

And spread around my positive energy

Among those lost in the maze of life.


pramila khadun



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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

6 thoughts on “The power of sad songs

  1. suzette portes san jose

    the rhythm … the melody…the tune… like the cold breeze that touches our skin, it touches the core of our being, whispering soul that breathe with every beat of the heart… songs linger to be felt… lovely! dear Pramelakhadun 🙂 <3

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