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Play For Me
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Thursday, April 07, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Play For Me


His days were filled with struggle’

Squeezing twenty-six hours of work out of every day,

For his choices in life had come at a cost,

Now he swore to make amends and do right,

By himself, his family and his girl.


He lay down his tired self on the bed,

To exhausted for the meal she had prepared,

But his body couldn’t find the rest he was seeking,

For his spirit was famished and weak.


“Play for me, my love”, he implored,

So she retrieved the old twelve string from the corner,

Cradled on her thigh’ her fingers made love to the strings,

And she played for him soft and low.


The curtains danced in the window,

The music soothed his soul like a drug,

And his weariness faded like the notes on the breeze,

As he drifted away to sleep.





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Reviewed by Kenny Baez 5/19/2012
The work-toad lies heavy on many backs, karen, though work becomes play if you enjoy what you're doing.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/12/2011
Soft, romantic and lovely
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/3/2011
Truly a meaningful and moving sharing, Karen; you have very effectively shared the characters and the experience. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 4/14/2011
Music has a way of relaxing a person . I feel it gives a breath of life to any day when its heard or played..I really liked the poem....M
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/8/2011
Such sweet music, I can hear it now. What an enchanting poem.
Missed you.

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/8/2011
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/7/2011
Peaceful. Loving. Makes me think of my grandfather who worked from before sunup to after sundown, whatever it took taking care of his little farm back in Arkansas. Smoke house, Two mule syrup mill. Cotton. Corn. About the only time he went to "town" was to by flour and things he couldn't grow. Mama worked just as hard. Wood stove. Could put out a banquet on that damn stove. Sorry, got a bit carried away with myself. Just came back from the library where we had a poetry reading. I'm still stoked.
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/7/2011
Music does wonders for a troubled and tired soul.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/7/2011
sensual, romantic......sweet. Morgan

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