“The Heart of the Matter” : This Is a Poem

Self was reminded of The Eagles when the husband asked son’s friend Finnisey, who fortuitously arrived at self’s humble abode bearing a fabulous guitar, if he could play an Eagles song.  Finnisey said it had “been a while,” but nevertheless was game and sang “Love Will Keep Us Alive.”  Amazing, he knew most of the words.

And then self remembered “The Heart of the Matter,” which always makes her want to weep or collapse into an insensate pile of self-pity, especially when Don Henley sings it:

I got the call today I didn’t wanna hear,
But I knew that it would come,
An old true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone,
She said you found someone,
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And the struggles we went through,
And how I lost me, and you lost you,
What are these voices outside love’s open door,
Make us throw off our contentment,
And beg for something more?

I’m learning to live without you now,
But I miss you sometimes,
The more I know, the less I understand,
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again,

Come to think of it, this song reminds self a lot of the Jason Segel character in the film she saw Saturday night, with Jennie and son, “The Five-Year Engagement.”  (Pretty good!  Four out of five stars.  A little dragg-y in parts.  But the two leads are very charming)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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