Della Perry

Gold Star - 4,926 Points (Kingswinford)

Reminders - Poem by Della Perry

I played guitar once
It was my soul mate before I found the words
As a kid sat on the edge of the bed
My fingers would sting
Reveal deep lines from metal strings
I played 'Beatles' tunes
I obtained one song book
That's all my mother could afford
What with us being 'free dinners'
On account a Doctor's mistake killed my father
Anyway those songs, I never liked them
Still don't
I was more hard rock and roll baby!
But now I let it be
The guitar
It lives in a dark corner
A shadow of itself
Reflecting the dark times in its dusty coat
A reminder of how far
A mind can travel from out of the darkness.

Topic(s) of this poem: memories

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I sat in my room played the guitar as my father had died, I was eleven, and my mother was a very difficult person to be around.Then I found I loved to write and sadly my guitar took a back burner.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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