Sad Songs


Where have all the sad songs
gone? When I was young I sang
the saddest songs; there was

a depth, a yin as well as
yang, like the love
of a minor chord, or a melancholy

walk by the sea –
and it was all so much bigger
than me. Something

tells me that I can’t be
ageing well, not when
all the songs sound the same,

where the tide never rises again

© copyright Dave Barker 2012



  1. journeyintopoetry · November 30, 2012

    Oh this is lovely and so true! Where have they all gone?!

    There is nothing to listen to, to make myself feel sadder when I am already sad! That is what I used to do and mainly with Roy Orbison, very, very .loud, or rhe Everley Brothers!! Lol

    You have taken me back!



  2. meiro · December 1, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful.



  3. Soma Mukherjee · December 1, 2012

    Oh beautiful, the sad songs and their soul notes…


  4. Three Well Beings · December 1, 2012

    So nice to read your work again. With this new one I like the flow and meter. I’ve had a week that seems to fit this poem! The painting is really lovely, too.


  5. claudia · December 1, 2012

    smiles…i always had a fable for songs in minor chords… i’m just hopelessly sentimental i think…smiles


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