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!

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.


17 Responses

  1. 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! 😊

  2. 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!

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