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This Empty Guitar

A black Stetson waits in your chair
Dust now follows sunbeams in the air

Life's lessons remain in this place
Death's reach can't erase your face

Smoke rings and laughter linger here
Ghostly melodies drift where they dare

Distant guitar strings echo and cry
Trapped, untouched now...where they lie

A bird's song gets lost in the breeze
Love's magic...fades in dreams

Songs we sang before, haven't changed
Souls however, seem re-arranged

Oh, won't you please join me again
Let your wondrous music begin

This empty guitar and odd pair
A black Stetson waits in your chair

(c) Donna Jones

Copyright © Donna Jones | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 12/23/2016 7:19:00 AM

    - Marry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Donna - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/29/2016 10:15:00 AM

    Nice one Donna! "Oh, won't you please join me again Let your wondrous music begin,...." this is perfect!
  1. Date: 11/14/2016 10:45:00 AM

    ohh, a pleasure to read you again, donna... this is poignant, warm and beautifully scribed... how are you?... huggs
  1. Date: 10/19/2016 8:47:00 AM

    This is sad and beautiful!
  1. Date: 10/2/2016 8:13:00 AM

    This is very well done...I can hear the silence - sorry for your family's loss.
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 6:45:00 PM

    So Nice to read you again I truly enjoyed yor emotional write; it kind of touched my heart. Hope you are well Donna, Seems you have suffered a great loss. all the best, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 8:02:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one today..The emotion just flows from the lines..I hope not written in response to a recent death..I can see the scene develop from the lines..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara..My inchworm photo is from the internet but I did have two inchworms on my four o'clock..
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 7:59:00 AM

    - A beautiful and sensitive melody, dear Donna - Nice to see you, best wishes for a lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 7:48:00 AM

    So beautiful written Donna. I am sensing that he has gone. A great poem
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 5:22:00 AM

    Tenderly romantic! Who could ever ignore such a call? Great writing dear, Donna!
  1. Date: 10/1/2016 4:11:00 AM

    I am going to fav this tender poem that speaks to my heart. It was spoken from a truent soul. I find every word to be so well placed. And yes, I have missed you too, dear one, have a great day, much love, x
  1. Date: 9/30/2016 11:21:00 PM

    This successfully walks the tightrope of tribute and entertainment. Not an easy task. Well done.
  1. Date: 9/30/2016 10:24:00 PM

    Hi Donna my dear friend, long time no see, first of all how are you and the family, I often think of you and miss our little messages, but like us you have been very busy. Now this poem is a delight to read, a nice tribute to someone you loved, loved it my friend. Take care........Vera
  1. Date: 9/30/2016 9:41:00 PM

    A melody waits to be set free...Very nicely penned Donna...Good to see you...
  1. Date: 9/30/2016 9:19:00 PM

    such a melancholy write, to miss someone is sad to miss the music from their soul is sadness