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The blues player

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The blues player

The guitarist.

There was a small abode
In a little lane down south
Where a mellow, fellow lived
Who went by the name of Ralph
He’d play his guitar all alone
As he’d sit in his garden there
And sing his songs to the wind and sky
You could hear him everywhere.

Now folk would come from miles around
Just to hear that wee lad play
As guitar players all around
Would hear what he had to say
With that guitar played so sweet
They’d all discuss the boy
Who soon became within that village
The peoples pride and joy

Now Larry {he who was the lad}
All folk just loved him well
He’d learned to sing and, play the harp
And folk his tale would tell
Till he became ‘the Bluesman’
The best one in the land
They gave him so much glory
And made him feel so grand.

Then they gave him schedules
And made him sign a contract
So many songs now he must write
Then somewhere down the track
He’d find his muse all shrivelled up
Because of too much stress
From all the money he had made
Where was he’s happiness?

And so his songs did dissipate
What he had wrote before
Became the only stuff that glowed
He couldn’t write no more
His heart and soul, they’d stolen it
With all their big demands
Then all the flavour left the game
And his life was not too grand.

Then one day Larry understood
He turned his back on all
And found himself a little haven
And all was beautiful
He shut the whole world from his life
And sang for the birds and the trees
And played guitar for the sugar nymphs
Who rode upon the breeze,

7 July 2013 @ 0230hrs.

Copyright © Peter Duggan

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  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:52:00 AM
    Loving your work great poem

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/8/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Loving you great comments, thank you so much
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:30:00 PM
    You've got quiet the repertoire of poems Peter, all sprightly beautiful xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/7/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Rose, I have been writing this simple stuff now for forty something years; It is wonderful to have a site with so many beautiful people on it. It is years since I shared my stuff. You have bee very good to me with your comments... Peter