Napowrimo: Let The Last Note Linger
dogtrax, Kevin's Meandering Mind, Apr 02, 2020
(I am participating in National/Global Poetry Month as I continue to write small poems each morning. – Kevin) Day Two: Let the Last Note Linger Get your anger out in power chords – frustration as fretboard distortion – but leave the last note lingering, ringing with hope’s resonance Note: I was finishing up a song yesterday and […]

(I am participating in National/Global Poetry Month as I continue to write small poems each morning. – Kevin)

Day Two: Let the Last Note Linger

Get your anger out
in power chords –
frustration as
fretboard distortion –
but leave the last note
lingering, ringing
with hope’s resonance

Note: I was finishing up a song yesterday and getting into the recording of it — a protest song about the president and the times and how angry and frustrating it makes me to watch him not just spew lies to help himself but to do so and let people die from his inactions. This poem bubbled up from that cathartic songwriting experience, of using the strum of the guitar and some underlying distortion chords as a way to express emotion of the times. I had Woody Guthrie on my mind. Here’s a version of the song, if you’re curious.

Peace (singing it),
Kevin