Appetite for music

Photo credits to russelljsmith


Surrounded by an eager crowd,

the stage fell silent.

Words came out of the blue screen

as the music started playing.

A chill of uncertainty mocked

the trepidation

underneath the brave face,

his throat scorched with flames

of a desert sun.

Time slowed to inhuman length

as each millisecond

tortuously passed. Anxious eyes

bore through the flicker of his spirit.

When the note hit the cue

and his voice was heard,

the throng was stupefied

and hushed.

Wonder and esteem

tore the air of disbelief

as the melody blended with the music.

His song was their food

and the audience was satisfied

to their heart’s content.

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9 replies to “Appetite for music”

  1. jan geronimo replied:

    With trepidation, I leave this comment lest you break out into another Bon Jovi song again. LOL
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  2. MinnieRunner replied:

    I thought the poem would lead something to a ‘walk out’ of spectators like what happened on Whitney Houston’s, he he he.

  3. ajchtar replied:

    I wonder how it must be like on stage, performing a musical piece and waiting anxiously for a cheer and at most avoiding the boos coming from unsatisfied crowd members, I’ve seen live bands on very few occasions, time is not the only thing that flies when having fun, even so, hunger and nature has a way of catching up to ears that are deaf to the stomachs plea, it was worth thinking about doc! :)
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  4. Eric replied:

    Must have been an impressive singer, to stir such words of appreciation.
    .-= Eric´s last blog ..Shrugging Off the Clamorous Shroud of Silence =-.

  5. Zorlone replied: (post author)

    This Bon Jovi is getting ready for his concert hehehe.


  6. Zorlone replied: (post author)


    Well said my friend, I couldn’t agree with you more. Performance has always been a mystery to me. There are people who do this effortlessly, yet there are a lot who stand in the middle of the crowd, but nothing happens.


  7. Zorlone replied: (post author)

    Definitely Eric,

    A singer, an idol and a cool song writer. They are out there.


  8. Anne Bender replied:

    I love the correlation of music to food. Food for the soul most assuredly! So, the image would say rock concert of sorts, but the words ‘Words came out of the blue screen, as the music started playing’ makes me think Karaoke. And with that I get a completely different feel altogether. Nicely done! :)
    .-= Anne Bender´s last blog ..writing prompt 50 =-.

  9. Zorlone replied: (post author)

    Hi Anne,

    Music shows a universal appeal, be it on a stage with a million audience or a stage of just one, the singer and his passion to feed the soul with the rhythm of his melodies capture the essence of performance with one thing in mind, satisfaction.


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