JohnHenry Strathmann

Carnal Knowledge

Music found me bullied, disenchanted,
Disenfranchised in my neighborhood.
Music came across me, and I ranted
Drowning out the din loud as I could.

Music was my link to some approval
Since athletic prowess hadn't worked.
Pick-up teams insisted my removal
From the team selection... I got jerked!

Music was my only true salvation;
Music could express my deeper thoughts.
Music could invent a concentration
That could serve to loosen mental knots.

Music was my early fascination
As the world resounded in its flow.
At an age of sparse communication
How far would this take me - can I know?

Then... music found me....

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Topic(s) of this poem: bullying, knowledge, music, salvation

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2018

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I wrote this piece to show my gratitude to music for one of the successes of my life.

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Comments about Carnal Knowledge by JohnHenry Strathmann

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/17/2018 7:10:00 AM)

    Music came across me,
    Music was my only true salvation;
    Music was my fascination. very true and very specially for us poets. music is everything. it is godly.. tony

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