Sadness stops me in my tracks,
charging me for the food it eats,
using my soul as a smorgasbord.
Sorrow invades the stillness,
that once was my carefree mind,
upsetting the bounty of thought.
Sadness, sorrow, morose partners,
in the conspiracy to rob me,
of the joy of life and love.
To hell with sorrow and pity,
screw sadness with its petty whine,
gritty life abounds with or without.
Casting aside the shackles of despair,
throwing out the stench of tears,
stomp on the skull of gloom.
Beating despondency with vigor,
chasing melancholy from my heart,
shout the victory cry of cheer.
Joy's sacrosanctity confirmed,
Laughter's intoxication felt,
life grants me felicity.
Praise to the powers of being,
hail the spirits of the universe,
for allowing my life on this day.
Dum spiro, spero