Jane and John
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Inspired by the deterioration of The Civil Wars.

Jane and John

by wethedreamers

Jane and John wrote country songs.

Her on piano, him on guitar.

His voice crooned, her voice cooed.

With such sweet, sorrowed sounds, went wept the room

On the road to here and there.

Jane and John traveled everywhere.

Jane was married. John had a wife.

Jane's husband loved her. John's spouse was nice.

Still, they were married to each other, in a creative sense.

And marriage comes with problems. Problems cause arguments.

Jane wanted that; John wanted this.

Offstage tension, on stage bliss.

"She'll come around." "He'll come to Jesus."

Their music thrived as they both broke to pieces.

His voice grew hoarse and his guitar strings broke.

She started screaming at his silent ghost.

They separated. Music sheets on the floor.

Jane and John don't speak anymore.

John keeps busy. John stays home.

Jane aches. Jane waits. Jane is alone.

The depth and the breadth of Jane and John.

Magic. Madness. Hopeless. Gone.

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I am the same! Please do; they're just the embodiment of loveliness. And they only have two albums, so it's easy to consume. I really hope you enjoy them!

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@wethedreamers Thank you. I will give them a listen. I listent to music all day every day and sometimes all night.

wethedreamersAnd we're a million miles away.
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you so much! If you've never heard of the duo The Civil Wars, I highly recommend them! Especially since you mentioned a country song in a different comment on one of your previous poems- they're just the loveliest country/folk pairing that embody poetry and beauty and not many people know about them to appreciate them or to mourn their parting of ways. :)

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
This was and incredible poem. It could fit into any partnership. This was poignant and and and evocative. great job!!