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"MY GUITAR" (Eating Me Alive)

"MY GUITAR"  (Eating Me Alive)

A shiver did my spirit seal
A tithing from the soul
A willowy brook that turns lotic
In the name of repentance whole
My guilt, eating me alive...

When I have shown my sour face
And swigged from my horny mug
In a dive-bar torn between races
Am I black or white within this hole I dug
This night my music devours my mistakes...

A liar cannot deliver a song
A burning drake or the night's crow
Make my music a suicidal sorrow
My haunting destroys me before the show
Ever, even, begins....

Torn between bright light overdose
I am half naked upon the stage, half dead
The faces black, the applause morose
The falsehoods white, the truth mulatto
I am a man without a home....

Now I lay me down to sleep
In the rainbow name of repentance whole
But I cannot sleep for I cannot dream
Or my guilt will steal my guitar's sentence
And continue to eat me alive
I am a man, without a home...

Tony Taylor
* from a dream


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Wayne Stubbs

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ love this Tony!! My kinda subject! Pinned for its excellence! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ โ˜ฎ&๐Ÿ’œ brother! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tony Taylor

Thanx WAYNE!!.....Glad you could relate to the subject matter man.....Always great to hear from you!!....Hope all is well with you and yours!!....Hugs n Smiles!!.......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค

Cherie Leigh

HI T!ย  This is crazy cool with its imagery of guilt and confusion in a mulatto man's perspective....allowing music to take over his soul to drown out his feelings of being lost without a home....This was a dream?ย  Well, it is a revealing one of your subconscious mind playing with insecurities and perhaps overlaps of your past experiences coming to the forefront of your mind...I love the picture too.ย  This show a very versatile style to your writing.ย  I love how you seem to flawlessly transition in your themes. I wish I could do that.ย  It is fun being your wife and friend, and seeing how you are perfecting your gift of writing, so meticulous to present your best.ย  You have earned your respect on here for a reason.ย  This is great.ย  Love n Hugs, xo

Tony Taylor

Thanx for the stars JG!!.......smiles......T xo ๐Ÿง

Tony Taylor

Thank youSO MUCH for the PIN GREG!!......stay groovy bro!!......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค


Really cool writeย  angelย  enjoyed reading itย 

Simon Bromley

Awesome in its own excellence dear poet brother. ย 

Barry Childs

Ah yes. Right down my street. I recently wrote a poem called 'Damn Right I've Got the Blues'. I stole the title from Johnny Winter. This reminds me of it. So deep and bluesy and full of guilt and remorse. Gutsy write. Superb, my friend. Just superb. Pinned.ย  Barry x