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The Beast of the Concert Hall

Updated on February 23, 2014
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It’s been but a fortnight

And the trouble has passed.

Forgotten ensemble

The audience aghast.


The pianist sat asunder

His mask flew from his face

What did appear

Was a shocking disgrace.


He had hidden for years

Until a false move

Had shocked yet again

The beast, once removed.


His face so distorted

That the world would see

Was not who he was,

Destroyed his pedigree.


Brought up within wealth

No matter for his mind,

His destiny was gone,

The world never kind.


He hid from them all

No choice was his lot.

Education unequalled

Yet he was forgot.


Through no fault of his

He was cast to the curb,

Though his musical genius

Was beyond the superb.


He traveled on foot

In the comfort of night,

The shadows welcomed

And held him ever tight.


Do what he must

In order to survive.

What he could never have,

His mind kept alive.


When he ran from the theatre

His life flashed before his eyes

The worst fear of all

Would lead to his demise.


They would search high and low

For the freak of the night

He must go underground

To save his pitiful life.


He didn’t count on her seeing him

She followed in silence.

He zigzagged through the subways

To escape from sure violence.


He lost her not long

After she began to pursue.

He escaped once again,

He easily withdrew.


Years eventually went by,

His safety ensured.

He survived writing music

Keeping finances assured.


She heard his trademark music

Coming up from the sewers.

Her duty was clear,

Once again she pursued.


It took her many days

To find what she’d seek

In reality it was years

That made her heart weep.


When they came face to face

She professed her undying love,

The most beautiful of all

Fit his hand like a glove.


He’d always hoped she was there

But had long lost his wish.

Who could love someone like him

He couldn’t be selfish.


He was in her dreams,

But she could never see his face.

Love meant more to her

And was worth the long wait.


The concert hall is now

Under the railway station

And he is the maestro,

His true vocation.


His beautiful heart

Shines near and far

With her by his side

He is finally a star.

© 2014 Deb Hirt

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It helps, Klaartje, plus you don't have to run back and forth to exchange items.

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      Klaartje 2 years ago

      My son comes along, that way he can pick out what he wants and try on clothes and shoes to make sure tginhs are the right size and might have some growing room.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Peg. There is another one brewing, but I just haven't had the opportunity to release it yet.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Lovely poetry here, Deb. I kept thinking of Phantom of the Opera and singing that haunting music while I read. This was beautifully written in cadence and rhyme. Charming.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why, thanks, Ruby. There is something else in the recesses of my mind. Once things calm down a bit, I will pull it out and put it to paper.

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      What a beautifully moving piece of musical poetry, love it!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, teaches! Glad that you enjoyed the story and the final movement.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I felt hope within the poem. Sometimes we have to wait awhile to reap what was sown earlier. Love the ending. You are quite a talented person!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There's a few pieces of poetry, not a lot, though, perhaps ten.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      OK that is the reason where I didn't see other people getting surprised. I will visit those hubs as well.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Dave, my poetry tends to strike, so I have to do it immediately. That's why I don't do a lot of it.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      If this is from the top of your head,it is brilliant and I believe you. Well done, voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thankee, VVanNess. It came from the deep recesses...

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      What a beautiful article. Very nice job!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Kevin for all the votes and shares. I don't pin, as they claim ownership to your material, and I won't give my photos!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Beautiful, Deb. Loving, awesome, voted up and shared - and if you had it I would pin it too.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Vellur! Life can have a few messages here and there. It is up to us to be able to read them.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome poem, a story well told! Great write, voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jodah! This piece is just something that blew into my head, like all poetry seems to do for me. It waxes and wanes, and there is be! Thanks for the great commentary and the up, you're very kind.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love this poem. To me it seems a mix of Beauty and the Beast/Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Very touching and wonderful flow. (also the moral is a little like a children's poem I once wrote called 'Grunge the Grump', but much more polished. Well done, voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Faith Reaper. Glad that you liked what I worked on this evening…I just say what is in my heart.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Superb poetry dear Deb! I am loving seeing this side of your talent. You are very gifted as a poet and photographer, obviously. Love this version of Beauty and the Beast.

      Excellent!

      Up and more and sharing.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy. I just need to be around a computer when they strike.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Suhail, there are a few of them. You just haven't seen them. I even have an epic!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Perspy…The mood has been striking here and there...

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Flows well...entertaining...a side of you I hope we all see more of...well done, Deb.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Awesome poem! I never knew this side of you Deb.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A "cool" piece of a Hub. Enjoyed hereabouts.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Jackie, I swear, it is all off the top of my head. Why does nobody believe me?(grin)

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow, you really got me going...no idea. Very good, lol. Will be back to see, assuming you will tell.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, manatita, and no, not the Hunchback.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Extremely beautiful. Hunchback of Notre Dame?