More refrain than lyric

This song is more refrain than lyric,
a broken record of apologies.

You were right of course,
but it ceased to matter
when we picked at scabs,
when we bruised and battled.
when victory was silence
and a refrain of all apologies.

This song is just a makeshift grave
of broken promises, the endless
repetition of being wrong (and wronged),
of being married buried. Cured.

Lost in translation by Peter Halley

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June 10, 2017

21 responses to “More refrain than lyric

  1. Beautiful line “This song is more refrain than lyric,” and I enjoyed this one quite a bit too “This song is just a makeshift grave.”

  2. This makes me think of the saying “If a man speaks in the forest, and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?” Smiles. I do love the closing word: which seems to overcome all the rest.

  3. Kurt Cobain is (well, was) a damn sexy man/singer. He largely comprised the soundtrack of my adolescence.

    Poor Courtney. 😦

  4. Hah, the Nirvana refrain came to mind before I saw that you had linked it. Like… hmmm, the classic case of “married buried” perhaps. 😉

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