By Jenny Leigh Hodgins
This is a poem I wrote from the viewpoint of my piano instrument. My piano is encouraging me to make time for music-making despite my busy schedule. Responsibilities can pile up but regular music-making has tremendous benefits.
I look rusty, dusty, cold and untouched
You’ve been away from me far too much
I have voluminous sounds to reach your ear
A wealth of richness for you to hear
But you have left me in the corner
Covered up, like some kind of mourner
Grieving death with silence
Leaving me in the distance
While you scurry and scamper around
Burying your heart deep underground
Look this way! You'll miss me, friend!
Recall the melodies we have penned!
Rhythms pulsing, drumming, beating
Music flowing, moving, defeating
everything that tried to bring you down
Remember me--our joyful sound!
That's it--I see I've caught your eye--
You know you need me as well as I
So meet me here upon this bench
Sit down, relax, release, unclench
Share with me your hidden story
Tap your creative repertory
at once, when you connect with me
with fingers placed on key to key
Of bliss, of love, and spiritual height
When you release your inner light
to me--I'll feel your every thought,
Kindly untie the angry knot
That's twisted up your soul
And spun you out of control
If you would meet me here again
You'd alleviate your abysmal yen
Immediately and beautifully
Bringing dimensions to life
from experiences inside
to fruition, realization
Just sit with me and feel
The true, authentic, real.
And when you open up to this,
The flow of music's gentle kiss
upon your fragile heart will mend
the broken, then you will transcend
beyond confusion, doubt or fear
illuminating perfectly clear;
Your strength, your power,
Your Treasure Tower--
As you listen
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