We've all been dumped

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Bitter reflection of life and analysis of a recent pop song.

Submitted: December 17, 2011

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Submitted: December 17, 2011

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We've all been dumped

“Can you turn that fucking song off?”

I ask, as Goyte’s

Somebody That I Used to Know

Blares out of the CD player.

“But I love that song.”

Someone replies

“What’s wrong with it, anyway?”

“I first heard it after I got dumped

A while back. It still hurts to listen to it.”

“We’ve all been dumped,” some guy

In his twenties rationalises.

Very philosophical and pragmatic,

I suppose.

I drain my beer and leave the pub.

Yes, we’ve all been dumped

But when you are in your twenties

You are still young and resilient.

Optimistic, and you still have your looks

And the naïve charm of youth.

When you are middle-aged

It’s different. Your life has passed

You by. You live alone with your bitterness

Without the hope of rebuilding

The wreckage of your life.

No-one visits. No-one calls.

Women your own age

Are married, or despise your lack of

Ambition. And all hope snowballs

Downhill, out of control.

Yes, we've all been dumped.

Everyone has somebody

That they used to know.

I have the feeling

I am now somebody

That I used to know

And don’t particularly

Like anymore.

But maybe that’s

A sign of wisdom.


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