Ode to woe

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    The praise of joy is often put to rhyme,

    but I'd get sick of days with only light.

    The songs I love are those that make me cry,

    the days are meaningless without the night.

    Some days it is a battle to get dressed,

    but the sun shines brighter after thunderstorms.

    I've always had to fight for happiness,

    and I appreciate it all the more.

    Even on days when it seems hard to live,

    those days where I don't have the strength to try,

    because I'm sad, I have more joy to give,

    and without sadness, I wouldn't feel alive.

    Although it's not as if I got to choose.
    Some days I'd like to just be happy, too.


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