Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Sorrow


This is my son Jeff, pictured here with a beloved friend - the pony died this past year, sadly, of cancer. For Christmas, Jeff composed the most beautiful song for me. He said I may share the beautiful lyrics here with you, as some of you have read his poems and loved them, this year, and asked for more. He played the hauntingly beautiful melody to me over the phone. He doesnt have the technology to put both together and post it on youtube. I wish he could. What a wonderful Christmas gift, this beautiful song, and the one who wrote it is to me.


My Sorrow


My sorrow withers like the scarlet rose
That proudly stood as queen of summers’ field
When the day should fold and finally close
The flower to the night must graceful yield

My sorrow calls me by name in a dream
Of you upon the wild green mountain lee
In your embrace tears are a flooding stream
Dark secrets of my heart must come to be

My sorrow is the word I dare not speak
But for the agony that dwells in you
As human I am strong yet I am weak
I want to weep the tears we never knew

My sorrow grips my heart not just for me
But so the suff'ring one may be released
And every tear upon your face I see
That flow from memories that are deceased

Tread lightly; there are tomb-stones in my heart
Take the flowers you gathered; plant them there
In songs of joy and sorrow play our part
And in the summer day meet me with care

Solo

My sorrow withers like the scarlet rose
That proudly stood as queen of summers’ field
When the day should fold and finally close
The flower to the night must graceful yield


Copyright Jeffrey Merk 2011

7 comments:

  1. My wish for you and all those whom you hold dear is a day of joy.

    Merry Christmas, dear Sherry.

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  2. A beautiful song!

    I'm so sorry for your loss!

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  3. what a beautiful song ... such a wonderful tribute... Merry Christmas sherry, jeff and all of them who are dear to you.

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  4. How very touching this is. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you all!

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  5. Wonderful verses with heartfelt lament. Love to hear this with a well written tune or melody.

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  6. A lovely song, Sherry. I see your influence and your talent in Jeff's creation.
    All of us must know sorrow, many know it often, few can find the words with which to express it.
    Luv, K

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  7. I am so very touched by his words, Sherry. Thank you for sharing. I know he learned a lot from you....

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