NEXT TO BE SAD

She traded Henry for James
And now James is glad,
But James doesn’t know he’s
The next to be sad.

The one she abuses
Learns a lesson, Jimmy, lad;
T
he one she chooses is
The next to be sad.

The man she refuses
Is rejected a tad,
But the man she chooses is
The next to be sad.

If you are the next,
For a while you’ll be glad—
But her next is, you ought to know,
The next to be sad.

1 Comment

  1. noochinator said,

    July 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Quentin Crisp made a great quote about how we delude ourselves about the qualities of a love object: “Where we are led to think we will find strength, we shall discover force; where we hope for ruthlessness, we shall unearth spite; and when we think we are clinging desperately to a rock, it is falling upon us.” (Quoted by Nigel Kelly in his book Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being)


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