Keep Me On Track

Written for:  Brenda’s 6-Word Wednesday-2 & Elizabeth at isojournal

A few extra words today, couldn’t resist them. What role does music play in your life? When do you most need to listen to it? Your favorite genre? Artist? Instrument?
Is it connected to a specific emotional state? Do you use music to soothe or catapult your being? Maybe you have a specific memory where the music played an important role?

Words:  dawn, fingers, blue, smooth, strings (and added in by Elizabeth: minstrel, flow, jangle, dangle)

Be my minstrel; play me
the blues–I will flow,
blue or not. Run a bottleneck
over those guitar strings
and I will jangle my dangling
bracelets. If you are smooth,
and in the mood for romance,
keep wailing on that saxophone,
’til fingers are sore
and night becomes dawn.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Keep Me On Track

  1. 1sojournal says:

    Now, who could resist an invitation like that? Whew! Guitar and sax, sounds like the blues, but your poem is certainly not, lol…


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  2. ihatepoetry says:

    loved this – esp the sensuality of the instruments playing with each other.

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  3. Jae Rose says:

    If music be the food of love – play on – i love the bend and flow and synchronicity – a real chorus of joy

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  4. humbird says:

    Love the possibilities and tool to express ‘her’…~ nice starting point ‘Be my minstrel’ .


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