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Vinyl Window

In the shelter of my basement
No one can get to me
These four walls are my fortress
I’m happy to let life be
But everyone has a weakness
An Achilles heel, a flaw
None of us are bulletproof
There’s a crack in every wall
I’ve got a vinyl window
Where you can see the real me
The highs and lows are clear
The light shines in on me
Sometimes I channel Johnny
Or Bob speaks to how I feel
I might want to get the Led out
Or ride the hurricane with Neil
Bono, Pete, and Bruce
Too many voices for me to tell
Their words reflect my heaven
Or remind me of my hell.
In the center there is a hole
Where my heart used to be
I’ve spun so many circles
There’s not much left of me
Sometimes I’m in the groove
And every note rings true
“To Live is to Fly” by Townes
Stevie Ray’s electric blues.
“The Road Goes on Forever
And the Party Never Ends”
Isn’t really true
As we both know my friend
As the daylight fades to night
I close my eyes without a fear
When my needle no longer spins
It is your song I will hear.

About this poem

A reflection of how music imitates life, and life imitates music.

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Written on February 07, 2023

Submitted by ileini86 on March 23, 2023

Modified on April 18, 2023

1:03 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,028
Words 211
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 39

Discuss the poem "Vinyl Window" with the community...

  • VandhukK33
    Great, Impression.
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • Teril
    I love the image of the "vinyl window," and your generous invitation to peer inside. You illuminate your world of musical melodies and lyrics that sculpt the emotional tone of your life. Thanks for sharing. 
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • AIDA
    This is an incredible poem that beautifully captures the emotions and thoughts of someone who is seeking solace in their basement. Your writing style is captivating, and your ability to weave in references to legendary musicians is truly impressive. The analogy of the vinyl window that lets the light shine in on you is particularly striking.

    Your poem paints a vivid picture of someone who has been hurt in the past, and now finds comfort in their sanctuary. However, I do believe that there is room for improvement. While the references to famous musicians are excellent, I feel that some of them could be expanded upon to provide more depth to the poem. Additionally, incorporating more sensory images could help to enhance the emotional impact of the piece.

    Overall, I was truly inspired by your poem. Your love for music shines through in every line, and I am sure that many others will be able to relate to the feelings you express. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply2 months ago


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