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Like a stone in this heart, a tuneless, meaningless


Heavy, heavy

Like a stone in this heart

A heart tuneless, meaningless

String less


A heart and soul

Screaming, screeching

To be fixed!

It’s a heart and soul

Crying out so loud

It’s a heart and soul

I’ve left on the shelf

Ignoring myself

The pain and misery too much to bear

I cannot bear to hum along with

The guitar now pointless

I can no longer strum along with

The words and tune

My feet have stopped tapping

To the rhythm and the beat

It’s hurtful, painful

Treacherously dangerously

That is showing my


I’m being underhanded

And so were you! 

But not in your way was I 

The strumming has ceased

And now there is no peace

Just this emptiness 

Without your happiness 

You left this world too early 

You left with a huge void 

We toyed 

We enjoyed 

All the laughter and the tears

You faced your fears

But you have left me too early!

Too early, too early 

Now I am facing my tears and fears

Without you, without you 

Strumming the blues 

Loneliness is a big scary animal 

Love is and was here

I cannot strum any cheer 

You left me too early

Miss you, miss you 

Miss you nights

Miss you days 

Miss you with my heart and soul

Too much rocking to the music 

This song is going nowhere

And now I cannot go back 

But how can I go on? 

Yet I need to cross this river

Yet I need to cross those bridges 

Strumming, strumming 

Wondering, wondering 

Pondering, pondering 

Where do I find my voice! 

Your void, your void

Our void 

Scattered to the wind

Where I cannot rewind 

Lay at peace 

Be at peace 

My heart and soul 

© Teresa Joseph Franklin 

4th November 2015


All Rights Reserved 



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