Guitar

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Lighter it felt
Carrying all day in my hand
I played, placing on my lap as a neonate

I pared my nails which I love painting colorful everyday
Guitar
The only happiness in my life, nothing else I hankered for

One dark night,
Holding the fretboard firmly on my mitt
I grazed the strings softly with my fingers..
A string broke from the board and ripped my skin abruptly

O’ it hurts

I assayed the dissevered string to tie with the board but it was too dark 
I continued to play with the left out strings
One by one fell

Leeching my fingers deep
Lips squeezing I abided just because I loved it once

After all the strings fell from the board
I squalled aloud and hit the guitar hard on wall which busted into pieces

Blood sloughing from my fingers I wiped out the tears 
Touching my eyes.. tardily across my cheeks
I forgot the way how I used to look
My shadow is no where now
Not even slenderest shade of it was able to trace

In the darkness around me
What all I tried to touch turned out to be the broken pieces of guitar
Lying down on floor I buried my knee on my chest with my face

Closing my ears firmly
I still heard the rhythm of my love.

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62 Comments Add yours

  1. Started on a high note, ended well on a beautiful note. Great work Meera. 😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Piyush 🙂 It really means a lot to me.
      Good day ahead 🙂

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  2. Rainyshadows says:

    I am amazed by your choice of words every time. Appreciate the change of tone in the poem. So many things to learn from you

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    1. Thank you so much 💙
      Means a lot to me!
      Much love to you

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  3. Nirant Gurav says:

    Beautiful piece & good read ☺️

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    1. Thank you so much dost 🙌😆
      Happy day ahead 🎁

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      1. Nirant Gurav says:

        Utoo have a blessed day ahead

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  4. You were playing the blues and keeping it real and strings we’re your heart and yet you stayed on the beat, b.b.king would be proud, strong piece ☮️

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    1. Thank you so much, your words mean a lot to me 🙂
      Happy day ahead 🙂

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  5. O how the things we love can morph to things that hurt us! Or do we hurt them in the process. This is beautifully written 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much dear.
      Love and blessings to you ❤ 🙂

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  6. Oh no, that sounded so sad! Hope you are feeling alright there. Smashing a beloved guitar of yours is just the saddest thing to do ever. I can feel it greatly as I’m a guitarist myself and know of many other passionate guitarists who would be so depressed if a guitar is smashed 😦
    Anyway, pardon me for my passion for the guitar. Your poem is great! Nice structure and plot. Thank you for the awesome read! ❤

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    1. Omg haha Thank you so much for your valuable comment. Means a lot to me
      But it was just a metaphor which I used for my poem.
      I neither knew about guitar nor play it
      After reading your words Im much interested in learning it.
      Thank you once again 🙂
      Happy day ahead 🙂

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  7. Kranti says:

    Beautifully penned!!

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    1. Thank you very much dear 🙂

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      1. Kranti says:

        Always my pleasure and Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come ✨✨

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      2. Thank you so much dear
        I wish you too a very happy new year
        May all good things come to you and family ❤ 🙂
        Stay blessed

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  8. The majors and minors, the rhythm and the melody all in harmony – you created an gorgeous ensemble

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    1. This means a lot to me.
      Thank you so much 🎈🎁

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      1. My absolute pleasure

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  9. Guitar 😍😍 Loved it ♥️♥️♥️

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    1. Guitarist loved my guitar
      Proud me ! haha
      Thank you 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.
      Love and blessings 🙂

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  10. Wow! Amazing beautiful poetry 💙 Have a great New Year 💖🍰🎄🌲🎄🍰🎶🎄🎶💖🎶🎄💖🍰💖💖🎶🎄🎶🎶💖🎶🎄🎶🎶🎶🎄💖🎶🎄💖🎄

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    1. Thank you so much ❤ 🙂
      A very happy new year to you too dear 🙂

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  11. Not always optimistic (LOL), but I enjoy your poetry.

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    1. Lol Thank you Mr.Jim
      Btw How’s dad’s health now?
      Hope everything is fine

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      1. Dad’s much better. He’s back in our local hospital (he had been transferred to our state capital). He’s much more lucid etc. Hopefully will be discharged soon.

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      2. That’s good to know.
        Yeah hope he will be fine very soon ❤
        May this year bring a lot of happiness to you and family Jim 🙂

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      3. Certainly hoping for that!

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    1. Thank you Abhishek 🙂
      Happy day ahead !

      Like

  12. Chiru says:

    That’s Sad yet beautiful poetry Meera..

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  13. Joey Blue says:

    So touching, I love this. Especially, as a guitar player, I can relate.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂
      I’m glad that you can relate 🙂
      Good day ahead !

      Like

  14. Ink Link says:

    Beautiful musical post😍

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  15. Elene Wyly says:

    you have brought up a very fantastic points, regards for the post.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂
      Love and blessing from this side ❤ 🙂

      Like

  16. Wade Brecht says:

    I enjoy the efforts you have put in this, thanks for all the great articles.

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    1. That’s so kind of you 💙
      Thank you for reading
      Happy day ahead 🎁

      Like

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words ❤
      It is an immense pleasure that you get benefited from my poem.
      It really means a lot to me!
      Lot of love and blessings to you from this side.
      Peace ❤ 🙂

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  18. I love reading through a post that may make people feel. Additionally, thank you for enabling me personally to comment!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

      Like

  19. “…abided just because I loved it once”

    Most of us make that mistake at least once, and usually more than once.

    The poem takes a common theme, and makes it novel again.

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  20. Whenever you thank me, you make me think you and I have it all wrong. We’ve got it backwards. I should be the one thanking you.

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    1. Haha thats so kind of you! ❤ 🙂

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  21. informatii interesante si utile postate pe blogul dumneavoastra. dar ca si o paranteza , ce parere aveti de cazarea la particulari ?.

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    1. Can you say in English? please

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  22. Both poignant and raw… you have a powerful poetic voice. – tsk

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