Dazed and Confused

English: Jimmy Page #2 in Madison Square Garde...

English: Jimmy Page #2 in Madison Square Garden with Led Zeppelin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There were moments of pure clarity
When the light shone so bright
I could almost see reality

There were harbingers that night
Of a darker type of fealty
When the strangeness seemed so right

And what it was seemed real to me
Though dazed confusion played
Across my inner chemistry

In twilight I might have stayed
Had this strong beat not drawn me
This new world where I had strayed

Guitar sighs as though to warn me
And this might have been a charity
Had its darkness not have drawn me

There were moments of pure clarity
When the light shone so bright
I could almost see reality…..

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

For the prompt at:


– ‘Music – to write something inspired by a song from the decade of one’s birth (the 1960s for me – told you all I was old!!) – how could I not choose a song by Led Zeppelin??

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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33 Responses to Dazed and Confused

  1. This is fantastic Helen, the rhytym of your words is spectacular! I thought you were about the same age as me to tell you the truth lol Great choice =)

    • Thank you!! No, I’m an old person these days, LOL…though oddly enough I find I quite like being old, apart from the occasional aches and pains of age. 🙂

      • That’s great that you are happy =) I want to grow old with hubbie, I mean ridiculously old like 119 plus so we can be married 100 years, if I get my wish I am like a teenager or young adult now lol

      • I hope you get your wish – modern medicine and lifestyle choices may well see you achieve your goal!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    Good choice. Good poem. 🙂

  3. “i’ve been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true.
    wanted a woman, never bargained for you.”
    a great ode for a great song by a great band 🙂
    right… i’m off to youtube, it’s faster than turning the cd player on 😉

  4. Loved the melody in your words, they rocked! Or should I say, this was an awesome post!

  5. howanxious says:

    So beautiful… Splendid!

  6. Brian Hughes says:

    One of the first songs I learned to play on my guitar was Stairway to Heaven. (Actually, I suspect it’s the first song everyone ever learns to play on the guitar.) Haven’t played my guitar for ages though. The ‘G’ string snapped, and I’m too embarrassed to go to the guitar shop and ask for a new one.

  7. Ray says:

    We are not “old” Helen, we’re “experienced…” “Broken in.” “Classic…” LOL! Loved this one. Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands.

  8. words4jp says:

    hey – who you calling old? I was born in 1965:)

  9. SSMatthews says:

    Wonderful write Helen. I have always been such a fan of Page, since the Yardbirds. What great memories you bring back. Thank you

  10. brian miller says:

    haha nicely done…i need to go break out my old bootleg zep tapes and give another listen…really great rhythm to your own words…zeppelin def got their hooks in me with some pretty amazing songs….

    • Me too…Led Zep will always be one of the greatest bands ever! Their music never dates, and even as aging rockers now, when they play they are seriously cool!! 🙂

  11. David King says:

    Yup, I was tapping along to the rhythm — and enjoying the lyrics too. Superb post.

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