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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Contorted Melody

Acrylic panel done on canvas
I'm not happy with this photo, it's much more vivid looking in person.

During the last post Granny Smith asked what the affect of divorce has been on my daughter! Can one really know what the full affect is? I can tell you the grief never ends. Issues I contended with oh so long ago now plague her. Fortunately she has better boundaries than I had. The relationship is fraught with disappointment. Nothing a mother would wish on her child. Sadly I’ve been stunned by how things transpired for her during and after divorce, with still no relief in sight! This poem sums up my little piccolo also known as the flute!

Contorted Melody


Haunted by my past mistake

Once thought a glorious choice

As the song of life played out

Silence became my voice

Drums of guilt pound out the beat

Opus of a twisted show

Majors confused with minor scales

Contorted horns still blow

Challenged Bass, sounds distort

Clarinets lose their leads

Piccolo plays quietly alone

The Strings cry impedes

Symbols stir an anxious shift

Flute persistently plays on

Metronome clings to the memory

Of the orchestrated, childhood song





8 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Guilt is part of our genetic make up.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

it IS a great painting

forgetfulone said...

Great painting. You express the feelings of the divorced mom so well.

Sioux said...

Sherrie, my dear, dear friend, you cannot what if. I won't help...you or the kids! If the outside is any indication, you have done an extraordinary job of raising a beautiful, well adjusted young woman. Congratulate yourself...don't feel quilt. That only hurts both of you. You did what you had to do! Just keep going as you are, one day at a time, doing the best you can do!

I love you!

keithsramblings said...

Your words are just wonderful. To use musical discord to explain these feelings is inspired

Anonymous said...

I love the painting, the little hearts remind me of candy corn!
I think the poem is your best one yet.

Lucy said...

the musical metaphors are simply brilliant and gave me chills!
You are so talented in expressing your raw and deepest feelings.
btw.. the canvas is outstanding! if it's even more vivid than the photo it must be amazing! xoxo

Tammy said...

How creative and full of raw emotions. You nailed it Sherrie!

Love,
T

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