The Cadence of your Voice

Said you were here forever,
that your heart left you no choice.
But your truth was hiding deep
in the Cadence of your Voice.

I should have listened closer,
I should have cocked my head
Studied all the nuances,
the tone of what you said.

But I was up above all that,
blinded by the noise.
While you carved my fate with mocking tones
in the Cadence of your voice.

We hear just what we want to.
We love just how we must.
We hold on tight until it spills
Through fingers like the dust.

The next time round I’ll listen
Won’t be so quick to rejoice
I’ll be sure your words are echoed
In the Cadence of your voice.

Ken Armstrong   2011

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