Singing the Blues

From Lamentations
to Stevie Ray Vaughn
the blues remind us
we're not alone

Bitterly we weep
   while the sky is crying

Affliction and sadness
forever universal
and somehow
  that simple reminder
    set to Biblical verse
      or a guitar riff that talks
makes life bearable

It’s Quadrille Monday once again at dVerse Poets Pub where is calling for our 44-word poems incorporating the word blue. I immediately thought of one of my favorite genres of music and poetry. Head on over to the pub for a virtual drink of your choice and see what other blue topics poets are writing about.

As a bonus, dVerse is celebrating its eighth anniversary!

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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17 Responses to Singing the Blues

  1. merrildsmith says:

    You’re so right that we’re connected by the blues–that we’re all touched by them and so recognize that others are, too.

  2. Birds Flying
    Free TearS in
    Beers Worth Crying
    ELiTE Hawks Dance Sing Breathe..:)

  3. Good poem, Linda. The limitations of the form aren’t at all apparent here.

  4. kim881 says:

    I like the way you explored the ambiguity of ‘the blues’, Linda, and love the thought of ‘a guitar riff that talks’. Welcome back to the pub! 😊

  5. gillena cox says:

    Surely we never are so unique. Took me a long tine to realize this


  6. memadtwo says:

    The blues definitely touch our souls. (K)

  7. a guitar riff that talks….now THAT’S the Blues.
    Well done LK!

  8. rothpoetry says:

    Great job Linda! Takes me to the song that starts, “Well, I never felt more like singin the blues….”
    Affliction and sadness seem to be universal… very well said!

  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    “the blues remind us we’re not alone” …. yep, they do!

  10. msjadeli says:

    Nice take on the blues, Linda.

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