Broken Piano Keyboard

English: Abandoned home in Ambridge.

English: Abandoned home in Ambridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This broken keyboard can still play
If your fingers stir this way
This room so white, a covered cloud
With no memories or words allowed
Furniture hides beneath these sheets
And if you view it, hit repeat
The echoes of these empty rooms
Reminds of flowers yet to bloom

This broken keyboard’s melody
Is jagged, lost and sadly free
I’ve lingered in this hall too long
To bear to hear your fretful song
The staged removals here announce
Secrets in words I can’t pronounce
It could have been a day, a year
Since life has stirred the fabric here

This broken keyboard can still play
If your fingers stir this way
But now there’s nothing left to say
You wouldn’t want to, anyway…

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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12 Responses to Broken Piano Keyboard

  1. Neat poem Helen, old things covered but retaining memories. Lovely poem.

  2. Ray says:

    Ok. My FAVORITE post of yours EVER. love the symbolism and the piano references.

  3. Skye says:

    Perfection, Helen!! I always wonder what memories live in old homes that have been abandoned. Poor old piano. I bet it once entertained endlessly. 🙂

  4. Noora says:

    “This broken keyboard can still play
    If your fingers stir this way
    But now there’s nothing left to say
    You wouldn’t want to, anyway…”
    … so moving!

  5. Elaine says:

    Love this Helen. The stories that could be told by these old abandoned homes, pianos, furniture, etc, Fun to think about them.

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