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Record Player Poems

Record Player Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of record player poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for record player.

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Premium Member A Sliver of Nirvana
In cut throat fashion the sadist kindly applies the garrotte

The guitar is a bit out of tune and needed some tension

Two love birds in soft tune and no further strings attached

Lights nearly out and the old record player blasts Ode...Read More
Categories: record player, fantasy,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member If It Bleeds After Scratching It
If It Bleeds After Scratching It

If it bleeds after scratching it, then you went too far.
I see a parade of dead people walking by me in this old dream.
They are eating bananas and I recognize their faces as friends,
I hear...Read More
Categories: record player, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Passing Through Town
Is there any place as lonely
As a Lake Huron resort town
In the off-season of mid-November?
Sign outside the church reads	THANK YOU!

Its steeple a record player needle
Set to the warped sky
Barry Manilow ballads
Hobbling from an A.M. station that’s all but given up

It’s...Read More
Categories: record player, community, culture, home, nostalgia, november, places, solitude,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Walk with Father -- prose poem

He leads me through East London, docks, pubs and stray dogs, the 
Thames lapping at low clouds.
We find the second-hand player in a street where the shops
are dusty holes under viaducts.
Carrying the Dansette portable record player in it hard 
Bakelite...Read More
Categories: record player, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Numbers in Uphill Letters
[A cuppa with mademoiselle Fana Tesfagiorgis] 

I had just driven my ageless self into the Kaufmanns’ 1936–1939 
Frank Lloyd Wright-constructed Pennsylvania getaway:Falling Water Mansion– 
In a 1959 Harley Earl, Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and in the company 
Of 30-sumthin’ years young,...Read More
Categories: record player, appreciation,
Form: I do not know?

Smoke Crooner Vegas Piano Bar
Smoke Vegas

Ladies and Gentlemen

Hit it again Sam

Tickle that Ivory Joanna

Black velvet tuxedo suit

Tanned Brown Chesterfield Leather Booths
Polished studs out

Crooner poised spitting on the end of a Stainless Microphone

Either hand holding a smoking cigarette
And tumbler of Burbon Whiskey on the rocks

Dames...Read More
Categories: record player, nostalgia, simple,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Remembrance of the Doors in 72

The year was ‘72; Morrison had died,
yet I felt little sorrow, for when he was in his prime,
I was a pre-teen junkie for bubble-gum rock
like the songs of Herman and his Hermits, Grass Roots, Bread
and whatever else became hot tunes...Read More
Categories: record player, song,
Form: Prose
Premium Member 'I Think I Killed Grandpa'
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and forgive me for saying
that I hated the music grandpa’s record player was playing. 
It was from the forties as if I should be rumba swaying.
So I ran to the player and shut it off...Read More
Categories: record player, christmas, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
I listen to Neil Hilborn on Spotify
Because I like to feel like a self-entitled hipster
But can’t afford a record player.
The breathy shouts of slam poets
Sound a lot like falling in love- 
If love was a sledgehammer 
Smashing repeatedly into my...Read More
Categories: record player, 12th grade, analogy, angst, art, hurt, mental
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Geeez, I Feel So Old
That record player my older sister tried to hide,
with Foreigner, The Bangles and Madonna intensified. 
Me only ten, yet in love with the sexy New Kids,
remember Z. Cavaricci pants and oversized Lids?
My journaling started; I couldn’t put my pen aside....Read More
Categories: record player, childhood, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Life in music
In my dream I was in a record player,
On and track that kept spinning,
The music blasting from all directions,
Then it stops and everything went silent and still....Read More
Categories: record player, 11th grade,
Form: Alliteration
"2:43AM: MONDAY"

there’s nothing to see here.
move it along.
last night I cried but no one 
heard it.
I walked into my living room, 
opened my record player and 
played Verdi. 
I was considering suicide. 
I played it as loud as I 
could...Read More
Categories: record player, god, goodbye, hurt, i love you, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Grens evergreens 4 Cilla black contest
Grens Evergreens # 4 Cilla Black Contest

If anyone had a heart

Scotland Road
Back in the 1964
Liverpool's hey day
Where the Beatles began

From hanging coats in the Cavern Club 
Surprise , Surprise 
Gave rise to Cilla White

If anyone had heart 
Written by...Read More
Categories: record player, music,
Form: Free verse
What I learned from old music

While downloading some music
a thought crossed my mind,
of things that I learned in the past
when playing old music in various formats
which, sadly, were not meant to last.
I learned concentration when using a biro
to untangle a music cassette,
and patience when searching...Read More
Categories: record player, life, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Antiques and Curios
Antiques and Curios

A collection of Antiques and curios,
Covered in dust on a cellar floor.
Things once made for a purpose,
No longer of use anymore.
Record Player with wind-up handle,
Once sung out the old Seventy-eights.
A music box with broken spring,
Film scores of...Read More
Categories: record player, light, memory, remember,
Form: Rhyme
breakdown number one-million
fluttering breath burns
throat like acid
hands shake with an 
indescribable violence 
trembling fingers peel
back the pages of
childish pocket bible  -- 
a pained groan, a
strained sob escapes
dry lips; ears pique
at the crackle of
the record player, 
eyes scan pages for 
wisdom like...Read More
Categories: record player, angst, anxiety, sad,
Form: Free verse
There are milestones I’ll never remember, and one of them may have been the first time the notes kissed my ears.
Or were they her lips?

She taught me which songs were worth it, and I know the words to almost all...Read More
Categories: record player, poetry,
Form: Light Verse

My heart aches for those who vanish —
a variety like chocolates, melting
into vanquished existence.

First and farewell - those lucky
who have died, without having
their names besmirched —

the young and old, the hospitable
and the sweet character of a spinning
song,...Read More
Categories: record player, farewell, friendship, heaven, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Photostory Up in the Attic
                             #3         UP IN...Read More
Categories: record player, addiction, adventure, analogy, angst, vanity,
Form: Free verse
Dads Home made record player
What have I got to do to make you love me 
Why won't you love back 
How am I supposed to love me
When you won't even look at me back 
I am starring at the man in the mirror 
And...Read More
Categories: record player, dad, death,
Form: Free verse
Harold's coffee Bar
‘Black coffee’, says the old man
The old woman smiles,
‘Ella Fitzgerald’, you remember.
And the old man hums
(“I’m feeling mighty lonesome
Haven’t slept a wink
I walk the floor and watch the door
And in between I drink
 Black coffee…")
The old woman laughs
‘Oh stop’, she...Read More
Categories: record player, age, longing, lost love, love, nostalgia, old,
Form: Lyric
Bourbon High Cola
There was a young man from Pensacola
Who chug-a-lug a bourbon high cola
Gave it try
Eyes did cry
Head swirled like he was on a Victrola.

A Victrola is a record player that used to spin those old platters, 66, 33 RPM. If you...Read More
Categories: record player, humor,
Form: Limerick
Only Just Begun
"We've Only Just Begun",
A song that rewinds back, 
to my childhood that I used
to listen to with mom and dad.

Sometimes on the radio 
or the record player we had.
The melody would play and
I would smile real glad. 

Working with people
To...Read More
Categories: record player, adventure, aubade, childhood, hurt, success, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Another Brick in the Wall
Another Brick in the Wall

I went to St Peters School in Cambridge
The first time I ever heard Pink Floyd
Was at my friends house during lunch break
His name was Brendan 
And was kicked out of school for being disruptive
Because he used...Read More
Categories: record player, music,
Form: Free verse
Your love for me
Your love for me has died
I am shattered In pieces
a broken doll
Pieces of my body scattered all over the floor
I can't stop crying 
I am a broken record player
My screaming thoughts have awoken the neighbors
your love for me has died
My...Read More
Categories: record player, break up,
Form: Elegy