I Played #2

I played
acoustic strums
on vibrating strings
through a hollow sound chamber
carefully crafted
for harmonic reverberations
hand-drawn notes from calloused fingers
diverse sounds produced from skillful fretting

I played
on a concrete step
that led
to a House of White
where the ears were stopped
the chamber plugged with hand-picked cotton

leaving me but the snap of a dull string plucked
the insensitive quack of a nervous duck


Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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32 thoughts on “I Played #2

      1. When he won the election and everybody was all anti trump, I stood alone in saying give him a change to show what type of POTUS he would be, but now that he’s had 69 days in office and I see for myself he’s a dickweed….my kid gloves have been removed.

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  1. Well, Tanya, you never cease to amaze me with your writing talents! This is another one which does not disappoint! Not much faith in the political world at the moment. I can’t say as I blame you. Not too many people believe in the ability and goodness of Washington right now…


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      1. Two commands sum up the law and prophets…”Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul. And the second is like it: Treat one another as you wish to be treated yourself…”

        If only people would listen and do these things the world would be such a better place! 🙂

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      2. Very well said, and so true! It seems people aren’t stirred to action until they take things sincerely to heart…

        Enjoy your God-given day, Tanya! 🙂

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    1. When I started blogging, it was finding my human advocacy “voice” that really moved my writing forward. Finding a way to express my passion on these topics was a catalyst for a lot of creative growth for me. It’s funny. I don’t ever feel “confident” of my writing. I make mistakes and learn from them and welcome the adventure. I’m always learning. I think that is a good a thing…for all of us.

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  2. Thank you so much! I sometimes think the second or third versions of poems benefit from the ground we have already traveled with them. When I approached the piece, I used #1 as a model. It allowed me to dig a little more deeply into my writing brain to find the imagery and meanings. I’m so glad you liked it. Both versions are favorites of mine!

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