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The Medicine for Melancholy

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-15-99 05:05 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

  
I'm the medicine for melancholy,
Elixir for a few
Unhappy souls who need a hand
To help to get them through.
A balm of Gilead for the pain
An evil world may brew.
I'm the medicine for melancholy
And I am here for you.

I have the power of turning into
Anything you need
And, though I'm only temporary,
I can stop the bleed-
Ing of a broken heart unmercifully
Torn apart in two.
I'm the medicine for melancholy
And I am here for you.

I'm a flashlight in the dead of night,
An umbrella in the rain;
A warm coat on a winter's day,
An antidote for pain.
Use me, taste me, drink your fill
Till darkness fades from view.
I'm the medicine for melancholy
And I am here for you.

Then, when, one day your strength returns
I'll go back on the shelf
Until the time I'm needed
By another like yourself.
Still, some small while, you'll feel a smile
As thoughts come into view
Of the medicine for melancholy;
How I was there for you.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 03-19-2000).]
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Nan
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1 posted 06-15-99 09:02 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Good one....
Genea
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2 posted 07-26-99 12:14 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Another of the 'archived'.....appropriate to all, since everyone has a moment [or 2] of melancholy from time to time.

Thanks for the nice read.
Delores Hall
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3 posted 07-26-99 12:45 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Another good one Ballader.Happy writing.
LngJhnAg
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4 posted 07-26-99 01:57 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Great words, oh Balladeer (said wistfully, while thinking about that time when..... oops, sorry - just remembering when I was.... oops, sorry again *g*)
Krystopher Morris
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5 posted 04-10-2003 03:22 PM       View Profile for Krystopher Morris   Email Krystopher Morris   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystopher Morris

Always awsome!

"Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep." -Lord Byron

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Thank you, Krystopher...it was a long trip back to this one!
 
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