my dad

He is so happy and so enthused


he plays his violin and is very amused


everyone tells him how good he can play


but he says he cannot play that way everyday.


People wonder how that could be


when obviously he can play, you can see


but when he is sober he is scared and afraid


that he will not like the song that he made.


Even though it is beautiful, and even though it is pure,


he says he needs the alcohol, and that is for sure,


to help dull his senses just enough


and make playing the violin a little less tough.


I hope that one day he will learn to play


the violin in a less threatening way


so that he too can hear the sound


 without all of his other senses bringing him down.

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Leo87's picture

Very well said. I see my self

Very well said. I see my self in the poem. Except I play guitar, alcohol doesn't help as much as some may think. It helps with anxiety abit.however It can make you sloppy at what you are doing.

KindredSpirit's picture

Need is a powerful thing


Without judgement

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