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The Piano Stand

I was sitting at the piano stand,
cracking my hands, getting ready to play,
when a man walked in, no one knew who,
he was, because no one had seen him in a while.

He sat in a chair, his hair so blonde and long as could be,
my hand touched the piano key,
I realized it was my dad not that it was bad,
just why was he here, i can't bare to see his face.

I stopped playing,
I started saying,
How mad i am for his fame,
He walked out of the school in shame.

I wondered why he was famous and what for,
He left me and my brothers to be poor,
For some other.

I can never forgive him,
but i'll let him live on in his fame,
for i have nothing to shame.
For i knew he would not claim,
me as a daughter or friend.

I moved my hands from the keys on the piano,
for i have moved on to another Piano Stand.

Copyright © Shayla Dendinger

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  1. Date: 1/11/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's Anything Goes Contest One Shayla. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 12:08:00 AM
    Very clever and creative writing, Shalya. Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest. Thank you for sharing. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 11/26/2009 9:30:00 AM
    Heartfelt sad piece Shayla, thank you for sharing >> James

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 4:41:00 PM
    hi Shayla, welcome to the soup, this poem reminds me so much of one I wrote called Father's Day/Mother's Day Too, great moving write, and one that I can identify with, take care Dnyce

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 11:01:00 AM
    Sad and dramatic write. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara