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My Guitar

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My Guitar

With burdens bearing heavy down a road that’s hard and long My body’s bent and weary so I’m reaching for a song; My sorrows flicker – fading ..., faint ... - beneath the morning star, While worried fingers seethe across the strings of my guitar. Though seagulls fly forever, streaking, striving for the strand, My troubles ebb, evaporate, with my guitar in hand; Their turbulency’s writhing neath the notes within the air - And hunted by the haunting beat, they’re vanquished everywhere. With melodies erupting, bursting, splashing night with dawn, The drifting dancing demons die, as time goes swirling on; Guitars are roaming randomly across the rusty skies, While cares have vanished, draped in dust of distant lullabies.

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:56:00 PM

    Ahh..wonderful...always a friend ...the guitar...loved this poem...congratulations on the featured spot this week

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 8:11:00 AM

    Good morning Terry, ,CONGRATULATIONS!!! on having your poem Featured on the soups home page. enjoy your coming week. Always & Forever * Linda

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:33:00 PM

    Terry, congratulations, on your featured poem of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~ :-)

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:22:00 PM

    Sweet, beauty! Love this Terry! So well-written with perfect rhyme and flow and the content is music itself! Congratulations on your poem being featured this week on Soup. TMFS! Annalise

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 9:07:00 AM

    Terry, this is very beautifully done and I love the rhythm and flow, just a great poem. Your friend Lynn

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:06:00 PM

    Terry, Your poem is on the "Featured" poems page. This is a very moving and lovely sentimental write. :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:50:00 PM

    this is really good, Terry there is plenty of scope in there for a song

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:55:00 AM

    Love it Terry,,, While cares have vanished, draped in dust of distant lullabies. "cool" Thanks for reading Echoes out of Time

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:56:00 PM

    Another beautiful poem. Your meter is impeccable and you choose your words so carefully. It is always a joy to read your poems.

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:48:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in Brian's "#184" contest Terry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 5:14:00 AM

    Beautiful poem Terry.Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 7:36:00 PM

    I just love guitars!! What an eloquent write on the way they make us feel! Congratulations on your gem of a poem.

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 6:13:00 PM

    super congrats Terry on a wonderful winning poem luv.. appreciate your reading mine as well luv..

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 2:38:00 PM

    excellent use of meter for affect & alliteration. Also wonderful inclusion of SOUND! Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:39:00 AM

    Terry ,congratulations with your wonderful win in Brian's contest... Take care pd... ;-)

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 2:35:00 PM

    i feel your words as a chain of emtions reaching out to all who read this may you contiue to write this is reely good

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:37:00 PM

    Amazing and so tender. I love the guitar. It is soothing to the soul. This verse was quite soothing. Wow. Amazing words. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 6:52:00 AM

    This is so engaging; I can hear you playing all my troubles away. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 5:52:00 AM

    I love this. I am a very musical person. It is amazing how instruments can make you feel.

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 5:48:00 PM

    I have one of those well traveld beat-up friends...isn't it amazing how "music calms the savage beast"...frees the soul and puts demons to flight....Well Done my friend, big hugs,love ~debs

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 4:09:00 PM

    the instrment I like the most i LIKE THE WORDING THANKS FOR COMENT ON POEM DEVIOUS HER NAME HOPE YOU READ PART ONE OF THIS POEM DAVID SCOTT

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 2:54:00 PM

    I love seeing someone play the guitar, and i would think it is a great way to just black out everything around you and just be in the moment, great poem!!!

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 11:48:00 PM

    Singing, playing the guitar is a gift. May I add humming is also a great stress deflator. Thanks for dropping by at my work. I hope that poem is not too s...ual in PS. Dalila

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 11:36:00 AM

    My guitar hanging on the wall....dusty - Play Terry....play me a song. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 4:03:00 PM

    this is very beautiful! your images are so crisp and your language is wonderful. i just saw the play "once" today (which is about the power of music) so your poem was very appropriate for me and i enjoyed it very much.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 2:39:00 PM

    Keep up the great work, I like your poem Terry! Hugs Laila ;0)

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 11:39:00 AM

    An enchanting write, Terry. I like the poem and its rhyme scheme. Thanks for reading my poem Tyranny and your positive comments. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 5:40:00 AM

    I love your poem about guitars, strumming your heart with a song as mellow as the rising sun can help your soul drink from the fountain of peace again, happy strumming luv vie