The Night I Tried to Kill Myself

Music: Fugue in F Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques
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The night I tried to kill myself
You came into my room and wept
For me. The beauty of your longing
Held me like a plaintive song.

You came into my room and wept,
Suffering my suffering,
And held me like a plaintive song
Till I myself became your sun.

Suffering my suffering,
You taught me well the source of pain
Till I myself became your sun
Shining on the world back home.

You taught me well the source of pain:
For me, the beauty of your longing,
Shining on the world back home
The night I tried to kill myself.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon


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