July 28, 2014

It Rocked My Tenderness. ~ Carolyn Riker {Poem}


And the piano played a melody…softly through the nasturtium vines and into my heart.

In my twenties I searched.  

In my thirties I settled down.

In my forties I questioned.

In my fifties I followed my heart.

Aching into the chords, I heard the truth.

Be yourself.

A deep blues mirrored my poetry and sang to my heartstrings.

You’ll be just fine.

The dusty keyboard, tantalized my fingers as the music flowed through the curves of my soul.

I echoed the rhythm.

It rocked my tenderness and filled the missing keys with love.



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Carolyn Riker Jul 28, 2014 1:14pm

You are so kind, Laura! Thank you for taking the time to read, comment and share your thoughts!

laurakutney Jul 28, 2014 1:04pm

So true about the ages and stages and it couldn't have been written in a more beautiful way. Lovely! xo

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Carolyn Riker

Carolyn is an educator, counselor, writer and a poet who finds comfort and balance in nature and music. Introspective, forthright, kind and compassionate, she intertwines life with being real. She also writes for Journey of the Heart and Rebelle Society. Carolyn can be reached at Facebook.