Wanda Swim Strunk

Some Guitarists I Know - Poem by Wanda Swim Strunk

Casey hides behind an Elvis swagger
And a marlboro red
He's small and charming
He has a smile that is velvet
He wants to live in a comic book
When he sings
Emotion hangs on his guitar strings

And He plays beautiful guitar

Green likes the blues
Johnny Lang, Stevie Ray
He has the style of Bruce Willis
Charms the pants off of most women
Sometimes he wants to be in love
But wonders why he cant love them
Like Jade and his mom

And He plays beautiful guitar

Dirty Kurt
Tall and lanky
Can write an enviable lyric in a second
Manipulates strings that makes girls weep
He has hearts in his eyes
Because He's in love with love
He has a radiant smile but his teeth are fake

And He plays beautiful guitar

John is solid as cement
Tall and expansive with big shoulders
With a big voice to match
Writes simple lyrics with complexity
He loves Iggy and the Stooges
And Mike Watt, Captain Sensible
John Lennon, Frank Black
Sometimes Eno

And He plays beautiful guitar

Comments about Some Guitarists I Know by Wanda Swim Strunk

  • (11/17/2005 4:40:00 PM)

    ... and she writes beautiful poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2005 4:09:00 PM)

    As a guitarist myself, I'm a sucker for poems about musicians, especially guitarists. Thanks for this one. I guess I identify most with Green, the blues player. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2005 3:55:00 PM)

    GREAT POEM, ............................. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2005 3:17:00 PM)

    Some excellent observations. I think Green was my fave. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2005 2:14:00 PM)

    how wonderful! ! i was married to a bass guitarist...good to know someone is still observing them musicos...fsacinating people (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2005

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