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Bittersweet Lullabies

Bittersweet Lullabies

O' listen—hear her music drone, so deep in feeling, rich in tone.
Let it touch you, there, all alone— feel each strained string stretch and groan.
The violinist, she’s a pro, she knows the ways cruel currents blow.
Her sad refrains waft to and fro, with each long draw of maple bow.
 
Her music lulls you into bed, try to resist, you will, instead,
find your own journey lies ahead; as sweet sounds swim inside your head.
No matter where you are to go—to Heaven’s heights—Hell fires, below,
the music wafts so soft—so slow—weaves goodbyes in warm afterglow.
 
The chords soon whisk your soul away, there’s nothing left to do or say.
No use in hiding, no delay—she’s come for you—and here she’ll stay.
Your journey’s done, you’re on your way, my hope for you—I plead, I pray,
you’ve entered golden gates today, instead of hearing hell hounds bray.

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for pointing out what you liked best, dblankportrait.
As always I appreciate your feedback.
Enjoy your weekend, my friend.
~Dean  ᵔ.ᵔ

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Dean....Bittersweet lullaby is an understatement!  Lol....That is some pretty powerful music she plays on her violin to have such mind control....I used to play violin as a girl, and I wish I kept it up...It is just one of those instruments that grabs your senses and does not let go. .......such an emotive sound. In this case, it literally takes you away....lol...Great narrative.   I admire how tight you rhyme and carefully count your syllables per line.....You are a pro. xo  

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for reading, Cherie.
Like you I too enjoy a deep, soulful violin piece.
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me on the poem, as always.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Dean  ;}

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Greg Etsell

wow wow wow a nother wonderful poem well done

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Dean Kuch

Thank you very much for reading and commenting, Greg.
I'm glad you enjoyed this one.
Have yourself a grrrrrrreat weekend, my friend.
~Dean

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Richard Waters

Another rewarding read, showing you have the ability to translate emotions and sensory perceptions into that language defining versatility and flexibility of  passionate rhetoric ! Your fluidity of feelings determines your willingness to defy convention or expected uniformity.
Thanks for sharing.
:)

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Dean Kuch

What a great comment, Richard, thank you!
As always I appreciate the read and I'm very glad you enjoyed the poem.
Have a fantastic weekend.
~Dean ツ

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Wayne Stubbs

Love it Dean, love the theme to this write!! 👏👏👏😊

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Dean Kuch

Thank you, Wayne. You're very kind.
I'm really glad you enjoyed the poem.
Have yourself a great weekend, my friend.
~Dean ツ

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Syd

I'll probably hear the hell hounds bray...lol.

Great write Dean. Thoroughly enjoyed 

Take care  - Syd 

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Dean Kuch

You and me both, Syd, heh-heh.
Thank you very much for reading and commenting on the poem.
As always, I appreciate your time as well as your feedback.
Have a fantastic weekend, my friend.
~Dean ツ

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Syd

You're very welcome. You too Dean. Have a great weekend.

- Syd 

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Terry Reeves

Bittersweet indeed - I will not give you one. You con your readers into fake enjoyment.

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Dean Kuch

Is that what I'm doing, Terry–conning my readers?
And here I thought I was simply expressing myself the best way I know how.
Imagine that...
Thanks,
~Dean

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Joey Diaz

Hi Dean kuch.  
wow.. Very touching..its my first poetic video. Just awesome in how it grasp you without habing to look at the words . but when u fallow theme and story in one its like a clip clipped in side.. Thank you.

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