After watching a couple nights of "Country" it brought to mind some lyrics I wrote when I was 20 to a country music melody I made.
It's funny how the words of songs
can climb into your mind;
that same song they've played
a thousand times.
The melody is all I'd hear,
the words were muffled then,
when we were so much in love
and oh, such close close friends.
But now the sadness in my heart
and fear of losing you,
makes my thoughts a fog of feelings
drifting out of view
and the song they've played
a thousand times
that slips within my ears
can live without the melody,
the words are all I hear.
(The difference between song lyrics and poetry is that, for the most part, you want easy to remember thoughts that accompany a melody, rather than intense "in you face" ambiguity that is more difficult to internalize.)
Copyright © craig cornish | Year Posted 2019