Days of Sorrow

As I while away my time in India on vacation, I would like to share an old ballad I wrote a few years ago, which I chanced upon as I was turning pages of my book on my Father’s book rack. I am also thinking about composing it. Wishing you all peace and serenity!!

Today and tomorrow, I’ll live with my sorrow
Light of my life now seems like it’s gone
Gone to the valleys, gone Oh forever
Lord, will there ever be a place to belong

It stirs up a storm as I lay at night
Staring at the stars that seem so blue
And I wonder about the songs I write
Oh, when I know she’s been untrue

Tonight, I’m leaving on the wings of a dream
So far away from these city lights
A place in the mountains, a place by the stream
For I just can’t bear these lonely nights

It aches my heart when I pass by
To see the old man trembling in the snow
Just playing his songs so high and dry
Oh, for the love he knew long ago

Tonight I’m leaving and don’t ask me why
So far away from these city lights
A place to lay down, place for to die
For I just can’t bear these lonely nights

As time’s gone by I’ve lived in the hills
Lord, in the shade of the love foregone
Lost in the valleys lost oh forever
But deep in my heart, the song carries on.

Gautam Dhar
12th December 2004
Lansing, MI

Comments So Far..
  • T A Ramesh 25 July, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Nice way to seek the bosom of Nature to forget the love lost! Interesting to read the poem though old! Consoling and comforting valley will sure keep any worn out souls cool!

  • janaki 30 July, 2009 at 10:14 am

    really really well written…
    hope u are enjoying home 🙂

  • Gautam 1 August, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Thanks Janaki :=)

  • titu 25 September, 2009 at 11:35 am

    very very nice.ab to india aaja aur shadi karle.manne be barat me jana hai.tusi great ho

  • Yogesh Dhar 30 September, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Amazing job! Very nice poetry. Keep the good job up!

  • soniya 29 November, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Dont let ur past dictate who u r,
    but let it be a part of who u become.. 🙂

  • raju 4 July, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Really nice way written…

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