The Band Played On

Posted on October 20, 2014

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Bongo and the Band by Darren Greenidge and Caliburnusrises

Bongo and the Band by Darren Greenidge and Caliburnusrises


People talk loudly over
the cacophony
The sounds reverberate
and abound
People nod in the
right places
Hoping they heard
correctly
The words lost in
the musicians play
Beaten out by the
drummers thwacks

The singer drowned
out
By the instrument’s
play
And the peoples
merriment
Too weak to be
heard in song
Lost with other
voices is his
Jumbled into a
confused mess

But the band
played on
As people drank
and slurred
The music sank
in their psyche
Comforting them
on a tide of alcohol
So the band rattled
out scores of songs
Playing through a
jungle of noise

But always the band
played on

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