"The Troubadour" Part 1 - A collection of poems.

The lonely troubadour plays his music in search of love.
The lonely troubadour plays his music in search of love. | Source
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He roamed the streets,
a lonely troubadour.
looking for his love,
with his pen and his guitar.
He would sit sometimes,
and play a song,
hoping to lure her from hiding,
But she never came along.

Only random strangers passed by,
Some would throw a few coins,
a dollar here and there.
But he did not want their money.
He did not want their fare.

If only she would show her face,
just once to see her smile.
If only her heart could be thrown
into his guitar case,
he would keep playing for awhile.

But he could not find her,
no matter how long he played,
no matter where,
so he decided to write,
a poem just with her to share.

He wrote the words so beautifully,
he wrote them tried and true.
And when he was done,
he kissed it adieu.
In hopes that it would find his love,
he set it free into the wind.
It was now in fate's hands
if his love to her it would send.

© Copyright NMJ 2013

© 2013 Nikkij504gurl

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24 comments

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Nikki.. AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL..!


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank u. Keep an eye out for part 2 !


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

for sure .. my tender flower of a poetry...


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

This was a beautiful introduction to your second entry, I will say no more but lead your reader there with these words. "Let your hearts and soul be open as you venture on your walk this day, the wind will caress your cheeks and gently will the message of the troubadour fall gently at your feet."


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

This poem reads like a ballad of a time past, you tell the story so well. Jamie


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you for that Vincent. That was perfect. And thank you Jamie for the comment. Please read part 2, will add the the link to it here.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

I love it Nikki ! I have been there as a matter of fact ! Awesome , beautiful !......Ed


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank u Ed! You should play a tune for us sometime.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice Nikki. You seem to have a broad range of styles...and that is a very good quality!


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Twilight Lawns 3 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Nikki, I like it a lot. It is innocent, charming and evokes such lovely thought... and personal memories.

I'm off to read part two.

x


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Twilight Lawns 3 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I'm back for second reading... and loving it so much.

Thank yo.

Mwah


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you Wayne and Ian. I like changing it up and writing in different styles, thanks for noticing Wayne. And Thanks for coming back a second time Ian. Hope it was just as good the scond time around :)


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Twilight Lawns 3 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Every bit as much. Maybe more.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

:) Aww Thanks.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I can relate to this so much. It seems to coincide with me and how I met a certain person about whom some of my poems are written. The music of the Troubadour is made magical by how you tell it. You have such wonderful style, Nikki. You never cease to impress me and everyone with your beautiful imagination, sometimes dark but always rich and evocative.

Always a fan for you. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Wow, Thank you Cathy. I am glad you can relate and glad you met said person. She surely is your muse.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Really lovely! I love the old troubadour legends!


Robert Wilson 3 years ago

Flows like a river. Good stuff!


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

We're setting them free here - in our way. Very nice.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Lovely story line in this poem. It conveys such longing for love.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

Quite an impressive poem Nikki, I'm off to read the second in the series.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Back for another read. Love it.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Awesome!! Beautiful poem ,enjoyed reading.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you, the rest are up as well.

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