Southbound Lanes and Guitar Strings

By Sin

As of late Ive been trailing behind your guitar strings darling
Plucking your left over notes out of the air like smiles
And as of late Ive been traveling every southbound road I see
Hoping that it leads its way back to you

But my veins make a terrible map
Of criss crossing emotions to my heart
Where youve wrapped your misty mountain voice around tight
and I cant seem to shake those sweet silken chords
(Not that I would want to even if I could)

But all the hazy stares you send in my direction
Are lost on blue skies instead of my eyes
And its a hard place to be stuck between heartache and envy

If I was that guitar that you strum so skillfully
With fingers hovering and teasing harmony and vibrations
I would sing you a melody that matched your soul
And melted into the magnolia breezes

We would make beautiful music together
With your rough fingertips and my hollow bones

But as of late ive been trailing behind your guitar strings darling
Chasing those little left over notes and hiding them in my pocket
Waiting for southbound smiles to cover the miles
And take me home to you

Baby, I want to come home to you

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© 2007 Sin
Published on Friday, May 11, 2007.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Thursday, May 15, 2008, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    Come back :(

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, TropicalSnowstorm (1773)By person wrote:

    Beautiful piece! I love the lines, "If I was that guitar that you strum so skillfully With fingers hovering and teasing harmony and vibrations I would sing you a melody that matched your soul...". Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • glasshouse On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, glasshouse (568)By person wrote:

    I don't know how I missed this. Absolutely priceless. Great flow, great words, and of course your great ability to express great emotion. Never understated and never melodramatic. You are, I must believe, perfect. Lovely. --Jes

  • Alanarchy On Sunday, July 15, 2007, Alanarchy (1141)By person wrote:

    I still have this tacked up on my wall. I read it at least once a day, it reminds me that I'm loved by someone more beautiful then even these words. And, I love you too.

  • Doc On Saturday, May 19, 2007, Doc (145)By person wrote:

    I knew my southbound musical charm would get to you sometime

  • Sin On Friday, December 28, 2007, Sin (1179)By person wrote:

    pst where the heck are you sonny?

  • Sin On Sunday, May 20, 2007, Sin (1179)By person wrote:

    oh yes i could only fight it for so long ;)

  • mysticventures On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, mysticventures (498)By person wrote:

    such love !! and expressed so delicately and beautifully - well written work :)

  • Alanarchy On Saturday, May 12, 2007, Alanarchy (1141)By person wrote:

    "But all the hazy stars you send in my direction Are lost on blue skies instead of my eyes" *Heart breaks like an old worn string* You are so very beautiful, kristykat. ;)

  • jack paper On Saturday, May 12, 2007, jack paper (126)By person wrote:

    take me home... country roads.. this here's a country song! *grabs boots and ten gallon hat* yee haw! i like this a lot kristy

  • Mistress Shadow On Saturday, May 12, 2007, Mistress Shadow (252)By person wrote:

    Beautiful, has that certain flare to it that makes it stand out among other poems. Bravo! ~T

  • carlosjackal On Friday, May 11, 2007, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    :) Perfecto! The sentiment and yearning in this were expressed magnificently. Loved it! -Carl

  • carlosjackal On Monday, May 21, 2007, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    Still love it!! -Carl

  • Army Barbie On Friday, May 11, 2007, Army Barbie (324)By person wrote:

    This was so beautiful, Kristy...so beautiful.

  • A former member wrote: Music is the best emotion

  • A former member wrote: I loved this. The ending was so sincere. (I hope I spelled that right) Well done!

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