The Wrong Reply

Posted: January 25, 2016 in Poetry
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I want to be alone tonight

Don’t want to be at home tonight

I think I’ll walk around

Follow every sound

I just can’t believe the things I see

I could never deny

With a gift for the wrong reply

You have to think all day

Of what you’re going to say

But you’ll never get the chance

I’m not looking for something that isn’t there. 

I’m not looking for something that isn’t there. 

Not in the quiet of the light

Or the movement in the night.

Didn’t see when it began

Couldn’t tell you where I am

I’ve gone so many miles

Heard something all the while

And I know it wasn’t you or me.    


© Michael S Kennedy

  1. Susan Scott says:

    lovely & sad thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “I’m not looking for something that isn’t there. 

    Not in the quiet of the light
    Or the movement in the night ” — those lines are so poignant and so lovely too.

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  3. linorobles says:

    Nicely written. .

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bibishan says:

    beautiful expression 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. tracihalpin says:

    Wow….i really like this poem. It spoke to me.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Had to share these beautiful words. Hope you don’t mind

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  7. jesscape says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed these lyrics very much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • midimike says:

      Well thank you so much! That is good to know. Eventually I will record this song and post here. Not very commercial, but that is not really my goal. Your blog is very creative, open and sincere. Quite refreshing. And you love to sing…. bonus!

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      • Jessica Axe says:

        Awesome well I’ll await the song! Thank you that is very kind of you to say. I enjoy writing but I used to always put it off because it would lead me to have to explore my innermost thoughts and feelings, which I pushed away .So it’s great to hear feedback that my writing is open and refreshing- what a compliment! And yes I love singing and music. Who knows maybe I’ll perform a song and post it on here someday also 🙂 thanks for stopping by 🙂

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      • midimike says:

        Very cool. You are more than welcome. From an old guy, I feel it is difficult to explore sometimes but then you don’t you get caught off guard when you respond to things in ways you can’t control and don’t know why you reacted the way you did. I try to explore now, as you are doing, and fix things as I go. Easy to say, I know. I also look forward to your song post LOL!

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  8. A.M. Pietroschek says:

    That’s a good one! Thanks for sharing it with us. Bye!

    Liked by 1 person

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