Sadness is a choice we make….


the sadness of empty with DALL E © ian beckett
sometimes empty always sad poem 2023 © ian beckett


On occasions,
I think about sad things,
A pathos that touches my soul,
Like a cat half-drowned after swimming,
Or the empty feeling when your dog dies,
Or an old horse standing in the rain,
Or a man waiting in a dole queue,
Or a child lost in a supermarket,
Or seeing your parents cry,
Or never being in love,
Or unrequited love,
Or being alone,



Ian Beckett MSc
The Black Veil

Ian is a digital transformation expert who has saved companies over $200m by integrating technologies and diverse global teams effectively— he is a CEO and poet