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The Musician

Updated on April 21, 2015

My songs are for you...

how many times you said

You played the musician

touching and tendering each string of my heart.

You meddled with music

each key and each tune

fell prey to rhythmic skill of your hands...

Dancing at the brink of your agile voice

each verse was ambrosia

shaped by your tongue.

It spoke of my charms

my raven hair.

But why…. O Musician

why didn't you sing for the fire in my eyes

why didn't you feel an ambivalent breath,

cropped up behind the spectator's facade

why was your serenade scant of my love

why didn't your tunes rhyme with my pain...

Maybe your music was never for real

maybe your songs...

not meant for me at all.

© 2015 Sara Sarwar Riaz


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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Beautiful, especially your last stanza--

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderful use of metaphor.

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 2 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Smilealot. Always a pleasure to hear from you :)

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      Smilealot 2 years ago

      Lovely but sad poem about a love that isn't reciprocated. Very well written :-)

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Manatita… its always a pleasure and an honor to hear your feedback.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      A totally awesome, beautiful, exquisite and superb poem. From the beginning, I believed in your ever-transcending potential, and you have not disappointed me. May be continue to shine ever brightly. God speed!

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Frank. Appreciate your stopping by.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Sara smil.. wonderful simply wonderful

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Ruby… So humbled by your kind words. They mean so much !

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      Ruby Jean Richert 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I feel the same as Jodah. I am always happy to see you've written again. This was a beautiful melody of pain and uncertainty..

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Jodah… you are always so kind and generous with your comments. It means a lot coming from a writer of your caliber. I hope my work never disappoints.

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you Bill for the appreciation and encouragement. I do intend to keep writing and sharing my work on HP. I just need to get better about allocating and dedicating more time to writing, than I am currently able to. Thank you for your on going support.

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Venkatachari M, thank you for your kind comment and vote. It is much valued.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Sara, you are honestly one of the best writers on Hub Pages. Whenever I see you have written a hub, no matter what subject or genre, I know I will not be disappointed. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You have a talent. I hope you are aware of that. Keep writing. We need writers like you.

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      Venkatachari M 3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful poetry, even though, it conveys some sorrowful moods and thoughts.

      Voted up and beautiful.


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