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Soloist

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Below is the poem entitled Soloist which was written by poet Jack Jordan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Soloist

Seated on the sidewalk, 
singing under his breath,
a soloist in gray & black, 
performing the hard way
for pennies in his guitar case.
          
Focus closely now   
on the brown fold 
of undershirt closest to his body,
the almost white of his eyes, 
skin burned red. 
Hope’s long gone, 
turned blue in the dust
of his visible despair.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:13:00 PM

    !!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 2/12/2013 10:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks!!! J
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:09:00 PM

    A wonderful Poem Jack, love the blue imagery on the last 4 lines... always~ LINDA

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 2/6/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks! You're very kind. Jack
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:40:00 PM

    you've painted a very vivid picture here - well done!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 2/6/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the comment.
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:02:00 PM

    A little lonely with his instrument ...... - Very well written, Jack. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 2/6/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    He was a mighty lonely, down-trodden young man. He had a dog too, but it abandoned him. Thanks for reading. Jack