She Kept Playing

She Kept Playing

Missed notes, wrong key
She kept playing
Lost chair, wrong sound
She kept playing
Frustrated, passed on
She kept playing
Don’t give up! Don’t give up!
She kept playing
Some moved on, Tone improved
She kept playing
Chairs were won, strings sung
She kept playing
Orchestras asked, People listened
She kept playing
Talent showed, music lept
She kept playing
Bows wove music, love flowed through
She kept playing
Until one day
No one wanted to stop
Hearing her song
[DB]
3-2019

Summoned by an Army of Doubt

Summoned by an Army of Doubt (1)

Summoned by an army of doubt
I slipped into armor cold, blue
Flinty without feeling
I stood firm as the steel of my words
Flung around and about
Damage immediate,  hostile
Language lanced, cut to the quick
Emotions bloodied ran red,
Slopped around and in my being
Filling my chainmailed heart
with a hollowing loneliness I’d created
and now had no one left
With which to help
Undress or remove
[DB]
3-2019