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The Life of a Guitar

I was there in the beginning on that warm afternoon,
And I was there to serenade her underneath a neon moon...
I was sitting right beside you as you planned your wedding day,
And I played some cheerful tunes when a baby came your way...

I’ve been passed around the kitchen on some stormy winter nights,
And I’ve been called upon to end some very nasty fights...
I was with you on vacation in the Gulf of Mexico,
Where I’ve seen more shenanigans then folks will ever know...

You’ve seen me at my best when I really come to life,
But I’ve been known to play the blues from here to Yellowknife...
I’ve been left alone for weeks as I stood against the wall,
But I’m always good to go again when I finally get the call...

I’ve seen some fancy ballrooms and I’ve seen a lot of dumps,
But my sound has gotten richer in spite of all the bumps...
I’ve been tossed around a little, I’ve been stolen from a car,
I have fallen from a truck and been forgotten at a bar...

I have been to wakes and funerals, seen loved ones say goodbye,
I have watched as women wept and I’ve made some grown men cry...
But at the ending of the day I’ll be in a better place,
If you’ll take me in your arm again and play Amazing Grace...

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The poem "The Life of a Guitar" employs an interesting perspective, that of a guitar, to narrate a series of life events. This anthropomorphism of the guitar allows the reader to connect with the object on a deeper level, and it also provides a unique lens through which to view the world.

However, the poem could benefit from a more consistent rhythm and meter. The current structure seems to fluctuate between different line lengths and syllable counts, which can disrupt the flow of the poem. Establishing a more consistent rhythm could enhance the musicality of the piece, which would be fitting given the subject matter.

The use of language and imagery in the poem is effective in conveying the guitar's experiences. However, the poem could delve deeper into the emotions associated with these experiences. For example, the line "I have watched as women wept and I’ve made some grown men cry" implies a significant emotional impact, but the poem does not explore this further. Expanding on these emotional moments could add depth and richness to the narrative.

The ending of the poem, with the playing of "Amazing Grace," provides a poignant conclusion. However, the phrase "I’ll be in a better place" is somewhat ambiguous. If the intention is to suggest that the guitar finds fulfillment in being played, this could be clarified to ensure the reader fully grasps this sentiment.

Overall, the poem presents a unique perspective and tells an engaging story. With some refinements to rhythm, emotional depth, and clarity, it could be even more impactful.

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This is soul-stirring. Full of life and emotion. I can sense the different moods and feelings - the loneliness, and the joy. The easy, contented periods, as well as the struggles. The entire poem is wonderful, but that final line makes me sigh...
Thank you!

Thank you so very much!

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My favorite instrument of all! I played for several years as a teenager and wish I had kept it up. The sound has certainly seen me through some wonderful times and some very challenging ones. I love how you tapped into what the guitar must feel like playing all those different styles, locations and in the hands of different musicians. Well done.


Thank you very much!

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