Classical Blues

Written for:  Sunday Muse #97

a muse photo

I am weary,
of these concerts
that put a crimp
in my neck. No
disrespect intended
to Mr. Chopin,
however, I have
grown weary of
your music as well.
I wish to rebel, and
hit those keys like
Jerry Lee Lewis,
shake them up
a bit. No gown,
hair loose and flowing
down my back, perhaps
leggings and a long
sweater. That would
be better than this
constant weariness.

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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28 Responses to Classical Blues

  1. Lori says:

    I was taught classically and always wanted to play popular songs. It feels good to break loose and play what you want.


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, I think she should do it. She could announce her intentions by flinging a leg up onto the keyboard, like Elton John and levitating with the groove……..smiles.


  3. Nicely shows the stress that she must be feeling. I agree with the leggings and sweater, my typical wardrobe “go-to”!


  4. Carrie V. H. says:

    Jerry Lee Lewis it is! Love the rebellion and long for freedom your poem holds Sara. You should try learning an instrument now. Your never too old to learn something new that you love. 🤩


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    This amused me no end. My first thought when I saw the photo was to wonder if her neck hurt, and now I know …. she was just weary of it all! Love this.


  6. qbit says:

    “hit those keys like
    Jerry Lee Lewis,” — great, yes.


  7. wyndolynne says:

    This was a long sigh at the end of a evening–a perfect evocation of effort and exhaustion.


  8. fireblossom32 says:

    Come on over baby, whole lotta shakin goin on! Sometimes a girl just has to cut loose!


  9. Helen says:

    Love your vibe …….


  10. susanstoo says:

    haha! i felt the faster beat take over and rock out!


  11. kanzensakura says:

    I see plaid Bermuda shorts and a man’s long tailed shirt rolled to the elbows and a lot of shakin’ and bangin’ goin’ on. Ride that piano into the sunset girlfriend!


  12. Jim says:

    This is a feisty little poem using a feisty character. You did well, I like it. If she can play Chopin then she is able to play the lively more popular classics that rock.


  13. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    But of all the classical, Chopin is shorter and I really enjoy it. But, yes, variety is always good!


  14. -Eugenia says:

    Great poem! Love it!


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