a song

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a song

I used to sing
a song to you
it was full of happy words
and you’d join in the chorus
while I la lad the jaunty tune

the words you loved
were all my own
though I stole the melody
from Lenny
who you called Mr Cohen
with a smile
and a knowing wink

you told me
you were a mermaid
so the lyrics danced and splashed
and your voice was like a rainbow
as it caressed
the last refrain

I no longer sing
that song to you
and the words are sad as time
there’s no one to join the chorus
while I la la the lonely tune

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7 Responses to a song

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  2. jenne49 says:

    Beautiful images and sore heart.
    And a great picture of Mr Cohen.(I like that rhyme ‘own’ and ‘Cohen’!


  3. Katrin McElderry says:

    Beautiful! …the words, the sentiment.


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