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The Nights Are The Worst

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This isn't a long one and it's more subtle than my usual works. Hope you enjoy!

The nights are the worst
Because we can't sleep
We slump on the couch
In a tired heap
With the TV on.

The comforting talk
Both foreign and fast
Lies low on the floor
Lies deep in the past
It blankets the room.

You talk about love
I stare at the wall
The shadows all dance
In hypnotic thrall
I think about France.

In flickering gloom
I daydream at night
You talk about passion
It sets you alight
I'd love a baguette.

In a flat upstairs
Someone plays a guitar
The TV's still on
The audience laughs
A melodies lost.

You talk about faith
And verbally grope
You grasp for the words
I quietly hope
For a croissant with jam.

I imagine it warm
Smothered with butter
You get emotional
And sniff and splutter
About selfless love.

Finally you end
And look at the screen
Your eyes are both red
I see that they mean:
Turn the TV off.

In a flat upstairs
Someone plays a guitar
I think of the cafes
In Rue des Francs-Bourgeois
You think about death.


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wow, this is actually awesome!
You've got a nice voice. The mixing of the sounds is done smooth.
And by the way, nice accent you have there :D Love it.
You should find someone who can make an animation for this poem. I think it could work out well.

PIED3 responds:

Ah, thank you very much! Means a lot coming from an artist i admire. I was thinking an animation would be cool for it too but i doubt i could find an animator would be up for it. I'm working on a larger project around this piece so look forward to that sometime soon!

That was splendid!

PIED3 responds:

Many thanks!

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Oct 30, 2012
3:50 PM EDT
Spoken Word
File Info
2 MB
1 min 51 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.