When faced with overwhelming bereavement and grief, music has both the power to heal, but also to hurt. Some songs soothe, while others bring up painful emotions.
Lyrics once meaningful, now meaningless
Songs that were once part of you, now affect you deeply, scarring emotions and leaving the ache of loss within.
This poem is about those songs that once meant so much, but in grief are intolerable and so affecting you can not listen to them anymore
Songs of before
Lyric and note heard
Sound enjoins you to listen again
That melody so loved
Harmony in verse and chorus...yet
Chords struck to fade
Now broken to discord
Resonance shattered into dissonance
Lyrics jumbled and confused
All that you heard scattered
Sound becomes noise
And nothing else