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Official now, gone deaf

My ears are out the door

Words no longer hurt me

Speech that used to bore


They first heard my mam

Absorbed a wall of sound

Listened to words of love

From lovers that I found


Recoiled from animosity

Thrilled to airs of Mozart

Stood by when I was cruel

Inflicting a broken heart


Soaked up words of love

Tuned in to Radio One

Eavesdropped the first

Words of my baby son


Pricked up at betrayal

Lapped up her excuses

Overheard the lovers'

Plans and secret ruses


Intercepted her calls

All ears at the court

As a judge declared

Our marriage nought


Got older just like me

Missing odd words

Before long silence

No more blackbirds


Music's the real killer

Hearing-aid like wool

No more Mahler 8

My favourite earful



◄ Her Sunset Came Too Early

Love Left Rusting In The Rain ►


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