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To My Composer
by Lynette N Bat-Abba
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I always wanted to play the guitar

Imagined my fingers floating over hollow body

Vibrations against my belly

that swelled under ribs

making my heart pound in time in tune

In love I looked for a musician

who would play me instead

his fingers pluck each string

tighten the bridge

until my neck would arch,

reverberate beneath his skill.


I blame myself

because the frets were misplaced

and the instrument they think I am

is really

a score of un-played melodies

written thirty-five years ago

and left on the floor

by the bed.




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Reviewed by Amor Sabor
I am sure you know how well you write and your craft lacks nothing. This piece is beautiful in its own right. I wrote a piece called "Loves Guitar" here somewhere that describes that sensation in the key of E.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
In love I looked for a musician

who would play me instead
his fingers pluck each string
tighten the bridge
until my neck would arch,

A fine meaningful metaphorical offering, Lynette. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
skillful metaphor usage herein, lynette!
one feels every aching pluck of the string.
be well,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
A little torn between regret and a lost love yet so delicately written with inner passion...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by richard cederberg
The juxtapose you create in this is poignant and very effective. To live so long and be unloved, to be unrealized, to be unplayed, seems unconscionable. My Mother suffered much the same way. I've thought for so long that maybe our expectations far exceed what humanity is capable of. But then I'm convinced that if God loved us the way that we love each other we would all be vegetables. Your work of late is very touching Lynnie. Seems you are growing.
Blessings ...
Reviewed by John Bidwell
Instruments can sound better with age, and in the right hands.
I listen.

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