The process of creative writing it not always easy and as a musician as well songs are just as challenging. An Old Guitar describes the search for the link between the words, the music and the inspiration.
An Old Guitar
Old songs strummed on the heart-strings of an old guitar,
Hang on the living room air.
Striking cords with a well tuned ear that listens intently,
Catching phrases as the music calls.
Those melodies have cleft a channel in the mind,
With modes of Dorian grey.
Blank sheets and scribbles lie scattered on a fretted floor,
Words fighting for life.
Clutching at the melody for a link with the song,
The way to sweeten the music.
This old guitar struggles to hold the tune,
That comes from you to make it whole.
24 October 1993