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May 11, 2010
Sing me a song of sorrow
Sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow is the life you left behind.

I sit at my window-
Staring at the sky.
Pretending I don't know
The reasons you left us behind.
I close my eyes and tell myself,
That the tears running down my face
Are tears of grief and sorrow
For only just your fate.

Sing me a song of sorrow
Sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow
Is the life you left behind.

A pencil in hand
I'm writing the tale of our land.
Telling your story,
From beginning to the very end!
There are tears in the paper
And smears in the ink,
'Cause i have to tell myself,
I don't understand how you think.

So sing me me song of sorrow,
sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow is the life you left behind.

I wander aimlessly, a step behind the rest.
Staring blankly,
my heart's been laid to rest.
But the fire in thier eyes,
The passion they find in thier daily lives
Can never be denied,
It won't lay down and die.

Sing me a song of sorrow,
Sing me a song of strife,
'Cause all I'll know tommorow,
Is the life you left behind.

So, sing me a song of laughter
Sing me a song of joy
Because all I'll know tomorrow,
is that I won't be left behind.

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Angel8645 said...
Nov. 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Very beautiful song and I like that it has a story behind it. It is very touching
DemonAngel said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm
These words are very powerful and i do see the hidden hope I wish i would have had this a couple of years ago when i saw someone die right in front of my eyes.It made me think of him reading this Very movin Please keep writing!
Alvar-Knight said...
Apr. 20, 2012 at 7:35 am
i think this song really is good it got my attention. i wished i could write like this. i've seen many songs of sorrow and grief but nothing compare to this. it makes me see that comitting suicide will leave a mark in the hearts of my friends.
FreeBeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This was beautifully written and very touching! Great job! 


~Free :)(:

.Izzy. said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm
This is beautiful- so much emotion packed into one song. I wish I had this to show my friend when I was talking him out of suicide, I think he would've liked this. The twist at the end wrapped it up very nicely. Good job!
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm
This is so good! i love the emotion that you put into the poem and the fact that you dealt with your emotions by using them to create something as beautiful as this! Wonderful job.
Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm
this is amazing, i have a friend in a similar position and tears were running down my face when i was reading it, its written so well, i think this is my favourite piece of yours. Its so emotional and powerful, the only thing i would say is the exclaimation mark in ''From beginning to the very end!'' it shifted the mood a bit when it would've been better left out but besides from that amazing poem :)
CarrieAnn13 said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm
Beautiful...just beautiful.  You put so much emotion into it; you're an excellent lyric writer. :)
Anagam said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Almost made me cry at the beginning! The last two lines made me think of hope.
Anagam replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm
I think I almost cried because the 2nd and 4th stanza are that strong
Anagam replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm
It's really great and sad
DaylightDarkness replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 11:01 pm
Thank you so much!
Anagam replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm
You are welcome :)))))
IncorrectlyWired said...
May 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm
Very nice flow and subject... I liked it. It didn't feel very hopeful, but there was a little bit of almost what I'd call determination. The emotion was obvious but not overbearing. Good job!
DaylightDarkness replied...
May 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm
IncorrectlyWired- thanks! I'm really glad you like it.
silver_moonlit10 said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Nice little twist there at he end.
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