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She Played Him a Love Song

She Played Him a Love Song

She played him a love song
Upon the ebony and ivory keys
Soft and mellow in tone
Within a wistful longing octave
He could feel it in his bones
Piercing his heart with implications
That perhaps, she ached for him
Just the same as he ached for her

The piano played passionately  
By her sensitive attention upon its keys
It would have stolen the show alone
Except, just then, she began to sing 
Expressing every beautiful thing 
That her beloved man stirred in her soul 
And her lyrics soared upon weightless wings
Taking on their own tender touch

Sitting as an audience of one,
He almost comes undone
Moved by the pure openness
In the confessions of her heart 
His eyes fill with emotive tears
As she sings of lingering regrets
And the dream, realized as real
Now that they finally met 

At conclusion of her last sweet note
She turns around, quite surprised 
At his emotional reaction
With loving, embracing eyes
Her efforts are appreciated, recognized
By electricity felt in his long hesitation
Love's validation, reverberating strong 
All because, she played him a love song
 

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Greg Etsell

wow great poem I loved it
I could see her play the piano
and sing a song to him it like  a
old movie must have seen 
back in 40S great poem

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Greg.  Thank you so much, my friend!  I like those old classic movies with the piano player and singers....I can understand why you said that.  I am born out of time and love all things simple and romantic...where one's words have meaning and promise...and hearts are open and sentimental.  I appreciate the support. xo ;) 

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charlotte

So lovely !!!🙂🌸🌸 I could write a list of my favourite lines :

" her lyrics soared upon weightless  wings  " 

" by electricity felt in his long hesitation, loves validating , reverberating strong " 

" he could feel it in his bones , piercing his heart with implications "

Those lines definately stand out ... But I love all of the poem , it feels so soulful gentle and beautiful 
and I understand what you are speaking of lol xx 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Charlotte.  Thank you so much!  I appreciate the way you let me know which lines spoke to you the most and why you liked it....I had this image in my head of a very sensual woman playing the piano for her lover...who took in all she said with emotions and sentimentality.....I just appreciate romance and love so much...It is fun to write about.  I love how you say you found my poem, soulful, gentle, and beautiful...Yay!  I am so happy you saw it that way...as that was my intention.  Love n Hugs, xo ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

Cheerie! 
Another gorgeous love poem! How do you do it? And that's the luckiest man in the world! 
That is just so intensely emotional, and beautiful. I mean, it's so beautifully written, and the emotion is just held gorgeously throughout. Amazing! 
I wish I could write like you(my best poem is about a hapless mime. lol). 
YOU are truly gifted, lung yady. 
I think this is my favorite part, but the whole story is beautiful: 

'Her efforts are appreciated, recognized
By electricity felt in his long hesitation
Love's validation, reverberating strong 
All because, she played him a love song' 

Love and hugs, 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Hello Matthew!  Awww...thanks!  You know me, ever the hopeless romantic that conjures this scenes to show sentimentality over what love looks like.  I am happy you liked it. The fact that you believe in me means so much.  Thank you!  Whenever I read your comments, it makes me remember why I like to write...if I can get another who reads it to feel with me what my intention was....and you always get it and get me....That is a blessing.  Thanks Matthew.  I hope you have a wonderful happy new year!  xo Love n Hugs, Cheerie ;) 

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Katina Woodruff...

Simply beautiful the way you tell a story. I could hear the notes as the piano was played. You did an incredible job with describing the scene. The short sentences and the way you have punctuated, works well in the poem. 

Favorite lines: 

And her lyrics soared upon weightless wings
Taking on their own tender touch

I'll be sure to read more of your poetry. 

Happy New Year 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Katina!  Thank you so much!  I am honored you liked my poem so well.  I really wanted readers to feel my intent of a sentimental scene, where love is felt and expressed through music and chemistry of her captive audience of one...the man who loves her and takes her song to heart....I find that a beautiful situation and wanted to create it for others to feel.  Bless you. xo ;)

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Katina Woodruff...

I really enjoy reading poems that have sound, or are about an instrument. I never learned how to play the piano, I played the violin for a short time in life and fell in love with orchestra music. 

Happy New Year! 
2020

 

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Cherie Leigh

What a coincidence!   I used to play violin too, and loved it so much!  It's sound was so sad and soothing....and it kept me up in my room as a teenager practicing for hours.  My grandfather was a professional pianist and he amazed me!  But he tried to teach me piano and I just never could get the feel for it....lol  I preferred the violin. I miss playing. 

Happy New Year!  ;) xo

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Jill Tait

Wowsas I luv thisun Cherie, I can visualiseher playing in the ebony & ivory keys, how romantic xxx

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Cherie Leigh

HI Jill...Thank you so much.  I love music and love...so to write of both was easy inspiration...I think there is nothing more romantic than a love song....or love poem...lol  Thank you for all your support.  Happy New Year! xo ;)  Love n Hugs

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Jill Tait

Yes totally agree luv Happy New Year lovely Cherie ❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Happy New Year to you and yours, Jill.  May 2020 be the best year yet!

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Cherie Leigh

I hope with all I can hope with that it is!  ox ;)

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Barry Childs

Such a romantic, Cherie. I thought I was in 'Casablanca' for a while there, Beautifully crafted poetic words as usual.     Barry x

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Barry...Thank you so much!  Oh! What an honor!  I love that movie and the tone...Bless you!  I am a sentimental sap for an old fashioned love story and for beautiful music.  xo ;)  

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

He sits out in the audience, and listens to each note
That she plays on her piano, a song that for him she wrote
Each word she sings enthralls him, touches his heart and Soul
Lets him know that forever, their love will keep him whole

All my love,
Larry xxx
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....That is what I was hoping readers would see in my write..You got it!  There is something so romantic and sentimental about playing a lvoe song and feeling the emotions behind it.  xo   Love n Hugs 

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Richard Waters

" If you play, with fire, you get burnt ! "  :)
Wonderful harmonization. Blending notions of passion with wanton promises, of more.
You have a way, about you. Defining lovers collages of sweet surrenders  interwoven with rich life tapestry. Neat, if I may be so bold as to say so.
X X  :) P.S So many agree, I feel, due to your connections with relationship, and inspirational yearnings of heartfelt fancy.  :)

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Cherie Leigh

Oh wow, Richard!  I do not know what to say. Thank you....I love to write about love in many different situations and experiences, as it is always so motivating and inspiring...Bless you for all your support, dear friend.  xo ;) 

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Richard Waters

You, have to " make notes " on life, and love. Whatever you are doing. Wherever, you are. In the scheme, of " things. "
Experience tells, a tale. It, shows in the artistic statements !!  :)
X X  :)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Richard.  Lol...Thank you.  I think there is nothing more romantic than to sing or write a love song and perform it for the one you love....Maybe poetry read aloud comes in a close second....lol  But music stirs the soul and can convey so much emotions that sometimes are hard to say to someone that transcends through notes.  I appreciate your kind support. xo Love n Hugs 

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Richard Waters

" Making love " can revolve around many " romantic " interludes stemming from " nerve and verve " to communicate more than " blood-lust ", born of raising temperatures through satisfying manifestations of pleasurable escapist fantasy. Do you not think, that, or " some thing " like it !  X  :) 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Richard....I think setting the tone for romance can come from many sources....and playing a love song on a piano can certainly set the mood...lol.  I love the excitement of chemistry that is explosive between two when it is right and no way to stop that raising of temperatures you allude to...lol...It is magical and a pleasurable part of love for sure!  Thanks for your valued commentary,  xo ;)

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