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I Will Play My Guitar

Updated on June 27, 2013
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Tijani Achamlal is an English Teacher in Nador, Morocco.He studied English Literature in Mohamed 1 Univ .

I'll play my guitar,
My wounds too deep for sun to reach.
I'll strum with my eyes
squeezed shut
because maybe Immortality will take me
to a place where
I left my heart
untouched
pure
Beneath a painted sky


Maybe my singing will open my chest,
Slow my fast heart throbs,
and stop the flying years trickling
from the upper to the lower chamber.
Maybe the C will make Crystal come back,
and my grief disappear.

Maybe E minor might unblurr my vision ,
so I won't be blind anymore.
C sharp, B, E may make me believe that love is not one to one,
but one-to-one to everyone.
.

If I push the strings hard enough into the frets,
I might want to never degrade myself
or let dreadful thoughts,
come too often,
overshadowing light,
where interstellar static voices
atypical suplex
resting

Maybe my still pond might be rippled
by the whip of the winter winds
or by the teardrops if I play F chord

Maybe my life would stop fading
Recoup and go the right path
when I lay down my guitar.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      This is very beautiful and heartrending. I love how you have included the guitar chords. My sons play. I wish I had the gift. Maybe G major together with all the other chords, something will ring clearly.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Peace and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      James THIS IS A BEAUTY.. wow sweet friend.. I love it.... I would love to listen to you play the guitar.. blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      This is great. It's amazing how playing music can be so beneficial to you. Voted up and awesome.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      You reveal not only the poet, but the true artist within yourself in this piece, James.wonderful work.

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      HeatherH104 3 years ago from USA

      Amazing. I'm at a loss for words to the beauty of this poem.

      Keep strumming and creating music. Music, especially song writing can heal a broken soul.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago

      James .. great poetry my friend..

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      James~you truly outdid yourself with this powerful poem. I so wish I had the gift of playing. I bet it's so healing to play, just as writing is. My favorite stanza, "Maybe my singing will open my chest,

      Slow my fast heart throbs,

      and stop the flying years trickling

      from the upper to the lower chamber.

      Maybe the C will make Crystal come back,

      and my grief disappear. Just amazing writing James.

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      Diane Minton 3 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      James this is just fantastic. I love your writing, its from the heart which is where all of our writing begins!!!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      James, this is one of my favorites! Oh what music does for the soul! This is simply beautiful James (I hope you really play)... you are so artistic, what a beautiful way to let it shine and let it out.

      (I can't play your video in my country :-( )

      Up and more ~ Sharing too!

      Hugs, James!

      Cat

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was awesome James! I loved it. "Today's music hasn't got the same soul...rock n' roll" (don't remember the rest of the lyrics of that song). Voted it up!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Faith,

      I think guitar is the best thing in the world:)You re son is brilliant .He has many talents .Stand back of him!One day the whole world will hear about him.

      Have a wonderful day there!

      James

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Dearest friend Debbie,

      Thanks for the visit.How is your dad doing?I am praying for him day and night!

      Hang in there my dear!We all love you!

      xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

      James

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Man of Strength,

      Thanks so much for the visit and comment.

      We all have days when we are so stressed out and we just want to take a break from it all. Have you ever noticed that when you hear soft, soothing music you feel more relaxed? Playing an instrument can do that and more, especially if you are the one playing. Music is one of life s simple joys, it helps calm the mind.

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      Valleypoet 3 years ago

      Very cleverly done....combining the two passions of poetry and music:-))

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant my brawd. Voted up a always and here's wishing you a great weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Thanks so much Wayne !

      Have a wonderful day there!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      James-wolve,

      Excellent work. Excellent poem. Voted Up and Awesome!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Cool poem. I love guitar music, even in the form of poetry. ; ) Voted it up!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      HeatherH104,

      Thanks so much for your insight!

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Thanks so much Michael for your insight!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Minnetonka Twin,

      Thanks so much for your insight.

      Yeah music is a sort of therapy.You should try lol

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      I love to sing and it's as healing for me as writing.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      That s good . Do you sing in a karaoke bar? :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      writinglover,

      It s a song by Bob Seger

      Just take those old records off the shelf

      I'll sit and listen to 'em by m'self

      Today's music ain't got the same soul

      I like that old time rock and roll

      Nice song.Are you into rock and roll?

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      My sister and I love singing Karaoke! We also sang for most friends and relatives weddings. These days I just sing for fun. I'm always singing to the car radio, shower radio and home radio. I don't know what I'd do without music. It's always been really important for my soul.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      @James-wolve: Yes! I love that song! I can listen to that song all day! :D

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Cutest Cat,

      Thanks for the visit and comment.The song is called Immortality By Seether.One of my favorites.Maybe if you try Dailymotion,it will work.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Diane Woodson,

      Thanks for the visit and comment.I am glad you liked it:)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Valleypoet,

      Thanks for dropping by and commented.I really appreciate it!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Eiddwen,

      My chwaer.Thanks so much for the visit and comment.It has been a long time since we last talked.I hope you are doing fine!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      ocfireflies,

      Thanks so much for your input. I really appreciate it!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      dreamseeker2,

      Thanks for the comment and vote:)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Minnetonka Twin ,

      You must have a very beautiful voice.Do you have any video of your own singing in YouTube ?:)

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      No videos of me singing, mostly because there was no youtube back in the day when I was singing for weddings. You are so sweet to ask. Sis and I have been talking about singing some songs for youtube. Thanks for the motivation :-)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Minnetonka Twin,

      Wow That s great. I am excited to hear ya both:)

      I'm bouncing off the walls again (whoa oh)

      I'm looking like a fool again (whoa oh)

      I threw away my reputation

      One more song for the radio station lol

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Please don't be hurting yourself bouncing off the walls my friend. LOL When I post the song, I'll let you know. Sis and I have a favorite that highlights our two- part harmony. The song you probably know is, "All I have to is Dream" by the Righteous Brothers. I think that would be a good first song to upload on youtube. I just read your comments to sis and she is all for getting on it. I'll let you know when we do it. Isn't it silly, I have sung in front of so many people, but putting up my first youtube video of us singing has me all nervous. It's a good nervous though. Thanks again for pushing us to do this. Hope your having a very nice evening.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Lol It is not silly thing to do.A friend of mine has covered many songs in youtube with no shame lol Tomorrow I will post some of his.

      yeah it is lovely morning here haha 2:07 am Thanks :)

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      OMG~get to bed James!! :-)

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      HAHA Not until I hear a bedtime story lol

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      You are sooooo funny! Your like a little kid~you are so refreshing James, but GET TO BED! LOL

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      hehe lol ok dokey ,I hear and obey ..Good Night .. Sweet Dreams to me ;)

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      :-) Sweet Dreams my Late Owl friend.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Gentle Wolf,

      First, I must say, I like the new photo... what a handsome boy you are :D

      Second, between me leaving a comment here and coming back, my brother had me listen to a Seether song and told me that they were becoming one of his new favorites. I recognized the name immediately when I just came back. I just played the song and yes, I like it very much... it's one of those ones that makes me feel like he's feeling what he's singing... I love when I 'believe' a singer.

      Hope all is well and the weather is being good to you over there in Morocco!

      Hugs and love, my friend!

      Cat

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Minnetonka Twin,

      Thanks you too.I guess now it s still early morning there.anyway,Good Morning!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Cutest Cat,

      1.Thanks for the comment on my new picture lol you are making me blush lol

      2.I like their acoustic album :One Cold Night. Immortality originaly is a song by American rock band Pearl Jam,They said it was about the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.I like this song so much especially when they all of them stop singing in the middle of the song and just playing guitars.

      Vacate, is the word.

      Vengeance has no place so near to her.

      Cannot find the comfort in this world.

      Artificial tear. Vessel stabbed, next up, volunteers?

      Vulnerable. Wisdom can't adhere.

      A truant finds home, and a wish to hold on but there's a trapdoor in the sun.

      Immortality.

      Really great words.it's been a while since I've heard something this wonderful!! it s about kids being abused and neglected, committing suicide, and doing drugs.No one tries to help them.All of us trapped in our own selfishness.

      James

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Sometimes we hear music, but it's best when we listen to it. I'm returning to the song now, to truly listen. For a minute, I thought they were your words, not lyrics, as it sounds very much like your own writing style :D

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Cutest Cat,

      LOL I dunno that but I wish they were mine :) ..I would be very famous by now hehe

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      Kari Shinal 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

      I should practice again James. I had forgotten where my music could take me. I recall sitting and playing, allowing my mind wander where it would wish to go. Sometimes I would bring tears to my own eyes having not allowed them to fall without the strings. I would get the instrument wet and feel a bit silly but all the while my guitar didn't mind. Thank You for this.

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      Tuatha ,

      Crying while you are playing guitar is not 'a bit silly'.It's a wonderful feeling.It releases all negative feelings and black thoughts.Just keep playing.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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