Isolated notes seep in between the songs,
Discordant sounds go first un-listened
Until the tempo slows, volume rising
Drowns out uplifting melody,
Beats a lonely dirge into heart.
Small things brought happiness,
Speckled leaves graced the ground,
The word was new again,
New words quickened laughter,
Tones resonated more child-like,
Even bitter chocolate was cheerful sugar.
I wait day and week and month,
No one plays redemption.