The Tune Remembered

Eyes shut
fingers fumble
numbers forgotten
I cannot dial the phone
I search
desperately
longing to hear
a voice gone silent
waking after dreams
the melody lingers
I face reality
a single life
my cage
I can only sing the tune remembered

Remembered Tune

34 responses to “The Tune Remembered”

  1. “longing to hear a voice gone silent…” Your words strike a chord. I like this a lot.

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    1. Hope it wasn’t a discordant chord. A plaintive chord is how it feels to me.

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    1. Yes, but other parts o life help to balance it out.

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      1. Terrific attitude!

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  2. How sad. 😦 Well written though!! But sad…

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    1. Thanks Jen, for your kind words.

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  3. Natalie DeYoung Avatar
    Natalie DeYoung

    Lonely. I’ve been there.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Natalie.

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  4. Such sadness envelopes this poem.

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    1. This dream always stirs me up for days afterwards. I can’t really express what it does to me.

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  5. Jennifer G. Knoblock Avatar
    Jennifer G. Knoblock

    “waking after dreams/the melody lingers” You capture the longing so perfectly.

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    1. I try, I still can’t get it right, there is too much of it sometimes. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  6. “I can only sing the tune remembered.” The prison within. Great take!

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    1. We always create the strongest bars ourselves.

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  7. KymmInBarcelona Avatar
    KymmInBarcelona

    Oh, yeah, I know that tune. Great response to the prompt, too!

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    1. Thank you. It is a “popular” tune!

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  8. This makes me glad that the lonely years are so far behind me.

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    1. 🙂 lucky you.

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  9. I OFTEN dream of not being able to operate a phone. It’s so frustrating! (I know that’s not really what this is about.)

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    1. In a way it is. I do have this dream, and I believe it is a symbol of the fact that I can’t “find” him, but it is always a phone the evokes the worst feelings

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  10. Your sadness is tangible here, Claudette. After reading this, I miss him too. ❤

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    1. Thanks Nate. I know I’m biased, but he was great. 🙂

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    1. Other moments are filed with happiness. If there is no pain how can you know you are happy?

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  11. The pain, the sorrow is conveyed beautifully.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting so kindly.

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    1. I quite liked it when it came out, very truthful to me too. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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  12. Memories can chain us and free us. This is truth.

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    1. A chain that we create link by link

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  13. You got me!! That is beautiful. Gut wrenchingly heartbreaking. I am crying. Amazing eyes!! You could drown in those!! Huge hug my gorgeous girl!! xxxxx

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    1. Aah, he did indeed, and I did, and I still do. Blue, like mine they were. No crying, now. he past is another country, for most of the time anyways. Drink and be merry I say (sipping my Schnapps helps).
      Hugs right back to you.

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