SYMPHONY

I am excited about my new duet partner.  Sometimes people come into your life and you think, “there is a reason for this”.  I had this thought as we wrote the duet below.  I think we are going to have some fun writing together.  I also found out she has published a few books I can’t wait to buy and review.  If you would like to help her out with reviews (because self publishing promotion is hard work) then check out this link to her books.

Original art by: Violin Sonata in G minor. Larghetto affettuoso Colored by: HastyWords

Original art by: Violin Sonata in G minor. Larghetto affettuoso
Colored by: HastyWords

Written by Laura A Lord and HastyWords

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I fear the things I cannot hear

As if they are waiting to pounce

These… things just crouching

Somewhere out there, lingering

Invisible graves being marked

Lucidity being disguised, masquerading

I see them standing there in shadow

The light carves lines of lyrics

Through the air, hanging like

Some heavy, wet wool blanket

I suck in a deep breath

And choke on the emptiness

Ready to perform their cacophony

The vile creatures begin to seethe

They can see me but they are hidden

Behind the veil of humanity, starving

Until their masterpiece starts to play

Orchestrating sadness inside of me

I’ve been feeding them with my soul

My mourning spread out

Like a welcome feast

The music swells as they find their seats

I’m serving myself up

On a silver platter

A bow draws strings across my neck

A broken sacrifice, a bleeding wonder

Betrayal breaks out its scaffolding

As it practices its opening notes

A master at creating disharmony

He begins this ceremonial feast

By rearranging the poetic beats

My heart creates as it palpitates

Rewriting a symphony of blues

Into a classical medieval chant

I’m laid here open wide

Like a gift, presented in shining wrapping

And Dismay has constructed

A dance floor in the empty

Cavity of my psyche

He’s twirling Distress to the

Chaos beat of the thump, thump, thump

The mumble of malfunction

The sweet sweet chorus of dissonance

Rising into raging melodies

As the emptiness inside me grows

And I beg for the mercy

They are salivating heartily for

And I cry the rancid tears

Their tortured souls are thirsty for

Daily Prompt: We Got The Beat

What if the only instrument we play is the beating of our heart?

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21 thoughts on “SYMPHONY

  1. Writing this with you was the best. I really needed the lift this gave me. You are a talented woman and I’m excited to work more with you in the future. You inspire me to be a better poet. . .something I’ve always needed a bit of help with. Thank you.

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