Anyone care to link me some jovial lyrics to lift my spirits?
Happy to oblige
This is King Demetrius, relatively unknown masterpiece from Constantine Cavafy: http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=213&cat=1
His Macedonian troops forsaking him,
and manifest their preference for Pyrrhus, —
Demetrius the King (a great-souled man
he was) did not at all, so people said,
act like unto a King. For he then went
and took off the majestic dress he wore
took off the purple shoes; and hastily
slipped into plain attire, and stole away:
behaving as behaves a common player,
who, having played his part upon the stage,
changes his dress and leaves the theatre.