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You’ll Get Used To It

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Don’t think about the bitter cold 
That’s burning your cheeks
Or the icy wind that turns your skin bone dry
There’s nothing you can do
When winter’s reached its peak
You’ll get used to it by and by

Don’t think about your sorrows 
When your world falls apart
You couldn’t change it even if you try
Don’t worry ‘bout the numbness
That’s crept into your heart
You will get used to it, by and by

Time don’t heal nothing
As much as we might pray
We just become accustomed to
The trials put in our way

So you’ll wake up some morning
Not feeling any pain
Or the emptiness that used to make you sigh
You’ll think something’s different
But nothing’s really changed
You just got used to it, by and by

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I enjoy this style of poetry. I have a few pieces along the same line as far as style. A comment about the line "Or the emptiness that used to make you sigh." I felt as if it affected the rhythm?

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Thanks, and yes, I've read a number of your pieces and have sensed a kindred temperment. As for the line you cite, I'm not entirely sure it is obvious ( or perhaps it is) but I am much more a lyricist than a poet, so these little verses always...

Thanks, and yes, I've read a number of your pieces and have sensed a kindred temperment. As for the line you cite, I'm not entirely sure it is obvious ( or perhaps it is) but I am much more a lyricist than a poet, so these little verses always have a bit of meter in them that originates in the music. In this instance, it works when I play it, but as you point out, not so well when read or spoken. Perhaps I should be submitting things under the music heading, but then I'd have to sing into a microphone, a dismal prospect given my painfully awful voice.

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Ah yes, okay, I know exactly what you're getting at. The human voice, when singing, can create inflections that will allow a line, while seemingly conflictive, resonate with harmony. In fact now that I reread the poem, I see the balance you've...

Ah yes, okay, I know exactly what you're getting at. The human voice, when singing, can create inflections that will allow a line, while seemingly conflictive, resonate with harmony. In fact now that I reread the poem, I see the balance you've struck with the first and last stanza. Well done.

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