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Broken Song

Every song I sing has a broken melody,  
No matter where the song might stop or start.  
Every note I play seems to be just out of tune  
Even when I play it from the heart.  
I used to sing. I used to soar.  
I can’t find it anymore.  
The tune’s all wrong.  
My broken song.  
The music’s gone 
But these tattered keys don’t care.  
Will you please still let me play?  
I want to hear my song the way it used to be  
When you loved me.  
A broken song is all I have to share.  
Every note I hear now sounds painful to my ear.  
Perhaps I’m just remembering the past.  
We played in perfect tune.  
We could captivate a room.  
I thought those melodies would always last.  
We used to sing.We used to soar.  
I can’t find it anymore.  
The tune’s all wrong.  
A broken song.  
The music’s gone  
But these tattered keys don’t care.  
Will you please still sit and play?  
I long to hear my song the way it used to be  
When you loved me.  
A broken song is all I have to share.  
I used to sing. I used to soar.  
I can’t find it anymore.  
The tune’s all wrong.  
My broken song.  
The music’s gone  
But these tattered keys don’t care.  
I’m not beautiful or new but  
I still have a song for you.  
I’m not yet through. 
I’ll play for you.  
Even if a broken song is all we share.

"Broken Song"
© 2019 Laura Poblete