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Rated: E · Prose · Emotional · #2060374
Putting sounds to emotion
…To you…
If loneliness had a sound
What would that sound be
Could it be the sound of sadness
Or something heard
Quite differently

…To you…
Twould it be the sigh of wind
‘Pon the windowpanes
The hiss of sleet upon the glass
Would it be the low grumble
Of distant thunder from storms
That never seem to pass

…To you…
Could well be
The sound of a car door closing’
Shuffle of footsteps fading away
The whispered words…
That go unheard…“Don’t leave me now,
Please stay!”

…To you…
Could it be that silent plea
That screams from silent face
Or the haunting moans
Of bagpipe drones
That intone
…‘Amazing Grace…

…To you…
So many are the sounds
Of lonesome
One knows not where
To start
But to me you see
T’will e’er be
The sound of
…A broken heart…

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