A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC

I found my true voice years ago, an accidental discovery due to a poetic heart and musical bent. Beatles, Chicago and ol’ Blue Eyes. I could harmonize to “Love Me Do”, and “Do-Be-Do-Be-Do” like The Chairman. Unfortunately, I could never nail the trumpet trills or trombone slides. On occasion, I would display my vocals while in flight on the Thruway with my rendition of “Come Fly With Me”, or breaking my vocal cords with a Helter-Skelter scream. I always dreamed of being up on stage, but at this stage of life, I’d be happy to just keep on driving. Lead vocals not included!

silence falls and breaks
calls to pierce the solitude
songbirds find their voice

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik

dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: Tramps Like Us…

FAREWELL TO LOVE

Laura, where are you?
It’s a lonely town and I’m a fool
to want you. Only the lonely
sing the blues in the night.
I’m right here where and when
you need me. I wish that the girl
next door would act like someone in love.
But, I’ve got you under my skin, festering;
pestering me, coming and going
like the ebb tide. But now, I hide
in the house I live in. I guess that’s life!
I’ll find my way. Maybe you’ll be there.
It’s a lonesome old town. I guess
I’ll hang my tears out to dry!

 

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

An “Anti-Love” poem based on the songs of Frank Sinatra

POETIC ASIDES NOVEMBER CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – DAY 25: LOVE/ANTI-LOVE

ALL OR NOTHING

Love is all or nothing at all.
And who knows where and when hearts fall.
They start as strangers in the night,
taking a chance on love, all right.

Starting with high hopes, the right call.

It’s like night and day, a windfall,
taking a chance on love, a tall
order. Still… you, music, the night?
All or nothing.

I’m not afraid to lift the pall,
say something stupid at nightfall.
Fly me to the moon, it’s so bright,
come fly away with me tonight,
and you outright will get my all!
All or nothing.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

A “Love” poem based on the songs of Frank Sinatra

POETIC ASIDES NOVEMBER CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – DAY 25: LOVE/ANTI-LOVE

SINATRA SINGS

OnlyLonely

In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
His dulcet tones come smooth and hypnotic.
One of life’s salient truths,
In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
Sitting in my listening booth,
Frank’s “magic” is quixotic.
In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
His dulcet tones come smooth and hypnotic.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Written to prompt for NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 23: Triolet