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Beautiful Songs Are Lonely in the Daylight

 If only I'd remembered to listen a little longer

 

 

 

 

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

At dusk they find the hearts
of souls reaching for some
reminder of the smell of
lilacs in Spring

Blown around gateways and fences
and the outdoor playgrounds
of rusting bronzed hands swinging
alone and left empty

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

They circle around the women
and men alone weeping in their
beds painfully longing to fix
what can never be mended
by hand or by dreaming

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

They comfort the thoughts of
murdering men and liars
afraid to face their truths
and ease the pain of
the women whose necks
still carry the bruises of
time left to die and forgotten
by everyone
and soften the blow to widowers
who know
no one is coming back

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

Searching out the old
rocking in their chairs
with pages thrown about
the floor of places and news
that helps them escape their
certainty

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

When a hand touches
nothing but what their hearts
imagine and none of those
songs can bring them
the lover they ache for

Beautiful songs are lonely
in the daylight

A song can say it all
during the night when
no one is around to hear
the singers crying over
words they know too well that
make sense of life
and the
“if only I’d remembered
to listen a little longer
to every note
and song before
the darkness arrived”

 

Photo Credits

Photo from Flickr – some rights reserved

 

 

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