Playing Piano

December 23, 2011
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When I play piano,
I forget to breath,
Forget to live,
Forget to see.

My body goes numb
From the pain I’ve suffered
And the love I’ve given.
I feel sane and normal,
Yet a freak,
All the same.

I forget to be alike,
And forget to be unique,
So, when I play piano,
I soon begin to see.

broken eyes and
A gorgeous smile,
Run through my fingers,
And seep in to the keys.

They melt in to the music and into song
But only a quick glimpse is caught.

And when they are barely visible, yet,
Obviously conspicuous,
The player is transformed
into a monster with a heart.

Running from her feelings
And playing her soul out,
she’ll take a different route.

One with stones
And pebbles and mud
A bumpy, smooth, trilling path.
Where the notes played surprise you
And the feelings arise in you.

Then, you’ll hear the groaning moan,
The ache of the piano.
From all her pain,
Rushing into the piano,
A quick tempo but a soft “ping!”
From the last note played
Comes a chorus of hate.

And to her hate,
The piano fills
Her head with comfort
He feels for her

He takes the blows
One by one.
And the burden comes off
Her petite intricate shoulders

The piano feels for her
Releasing the day’s love and
Inevitable hate,
That pained her all day,
Now forever trapped in an endless song.

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MissSora_theboss_ said...
Feb. 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm
This is amazing! I've played for 11 years and it is by far the best stress reliever in my life.
so_joy said...
Aug. 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
This is beautiful! You're very talented. Please read,rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Your poem just gets better and better as it goes on, from beginning to end! it's very good, i like it! =) 5/5
meals100 replied...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 10:57 am
Thanks so much!(:
EPluribusUnum This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 9:18 am
This is really good! I feel like it applies to playing all instruments! Music is such a wonderful thing!
meals100 replied...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 10:58 am
i agree 100% !!!!!! i have been playing piano for 8 years, saxophone for 4 years and guitar for one. music is amazing! :D
EthanCalhoun said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 5:59 am
Im glad you told me to read this, i really enoyed it, very well written
hedwigy13 said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm
i know how you feel. I just started playing piano last year and I'm glad I did because it's such a great insturment. well written, great imagery
readaholic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm
Ok I find this ironic....your comment is almost the exact same one mine is!!! Weird. Could you be my clone? Or maybe I'm your clone? Or we're both clones of someone else? Hmmm...
readaholic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Yeah really good! Lots of feeling and good imagery. I play piano, too, so I kind of know how you feel!
BriBriluvhorses replied...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm
That was really good I liked it a lot
BiancaD. said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Very nice fluency, great work!
swifthearth said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:58 am
This is very beautiful. Nice flow and connotation. Keep writing.
haley854 said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm
I love it! Very nice!
meals100 replied...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:05 am
be sure to check out my other poems! i looked at some of yous... my favorite by FAR is just a lie. soooo good!
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