It’s Over

It’s Over

sunshine could not match your first smile
when I longed for you to hold me
now I spend each tear-stained night
wondering why you have not told me
it’s over

the thoughtless rain falls yet unceased
the wind can’t chase dark clouds away
the leaves won’t grow on barren trees
perhaps they too need you to say
it’s over

silver stars have lost their twinkle
golden moonbeam’s light is duller
gay butterflies are painted grey
even rainbows have no colour
it’s over

each cold minute of each cold day
my heart breaks because I love you
the snowflakes shiver through my soul
they can’t stop me thinking of you
but I know it’s over

Click here to hear this poem put to music by my California-based friend and musician extraordinaire Kris Anderson:

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21 Responses to It’s Over

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    PS. the Leonard Cohen feel to this song is great! 😊


  2. mandibelle16 says:

    This one I can relate too Elephant/CE. I have learned many times as your speaker, closure is not something many of Get. Usually a person does not tell you it’s done, it’s finished. Instead like the speaker your left hoping and wanting to hear those final words even though they never come and you no better, that it’s always been over. It’s such a sad thing. I do hope fir the speaker, he has told himself it’s over and been able to move on as much as possible.


  3. RobbyeFaye says:

    So haunting and beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. emmylgant says:

    The poem was waiting for a musician the way you wrote it. Kris does a great job of interpretation with his rough and mellow style.


  5. Mandie Hines says:

    I like how you formatted the post to put the recording at the bottom. It allows me to get an impression of the poem before I hear it put to music. It’s a chance to experience the piece twice, sometimes in two different ways.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ceayr says:

      That is very constructive, Mandie, thank you. I like that the reader forms her/his own view before Kris creates in his particular way. Obviously I love what he does or I would not post it here!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. sailajaP14 says:

    Bittersweet. So beautiful!


  7. Reblogged this on anelephantcant and commented:
    Music by Kris Anderson


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