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Solitary Flautist

A friend once told me
a most interesting tale
in a sleazy bar
over a pint of ale.

He said "On a cliff
not far away
strange things happen
or so they say.

When the sun is down
and the moon gives light
a mysterious man
embraces the night.

And from that cliff
not far away
a flute can be heard
or so they say.

And if you hear this music
so flowing and pure
you will be struck
by the strongest lure.

You will be forced
to listen to the end
no matter what
you may intend.

But the man himself"
my friend went on
"it won't be long
before he's gone.

Some say he's cursed,
some say he's insane,
but no one knows
what is his name."

When his tale ended
it was already night,
and the moon was up
shining white light.

I thanked him for the tale
and hurried outside
as if pulled away
by an invisible guide.

I ran fiercely
like a beast of prey
and arrived on the cliff
not far away.

With a heartfelt prayer
and a long,deep sigh
I took out a flute
and looked to the sky.

As I played the music
according to plan
I shed a silent tear
for the mystery man.
I think this poem tells a sad story...
Enjoy and comment!
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im-not-sana Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason I read this like an Irish man singing a folksong in the opening verses :D

Wonderfully written! :aww:
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you!
*dies of happiness because someone checked out his first work ever*
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AngelesRR Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Thank you!
Anything in particular that you enjoyed about it?
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AngelesRR Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do not speak good English (yet), and I need to use the translator many times, but I do not care, literature helps me to fast forward. :) I do not know why, but I imagine the night ... the figure of the flutist ... and moved me especially the last two paragraphs ... :iconbeauroseplz: :hug:
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Gracias!
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AngelesRR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
De nada! :hug:
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sunny-strawberry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this a lot =)
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thankies!
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Echidna-kid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Echidna-kid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! Twas very brilliant
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
If I may ask,what did you particularly like?

Also,I really like your style of pencil drawing!Freakin' watched.
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Echidna-kid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, what didn't I like. The imagery was lovely, as well as the flow and the subject of the piece, it reminds me of the Pagliacci joke from Watchmen

Oh goodness! Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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Morbido13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic!!!
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Gracias!
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Niittylilja Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tulipahan tästä mieleen että rakastan huilumusiikkia yli kaiken. Ja riimittely oli mukavan sujuvaa suurimmilta osin, tykkäsin~ 8)
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Kiitos!
Mitään muuta en voi sanoa.
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Zoed-623 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Amazing. I absolutely loved it.
It rhymes flawlessly and the story is brilliant.
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thank you!
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wickedimpulse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Writer
Brilliant! Great narrative/storytelling sort of poem.

<3

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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you kindly.
How did you find this,by the way?
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wickedimpulse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Writer
Because when you comment on my poem it gives me a link to your page and that was your featured poem.


<3

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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   General Artist
Interesting. The rhythm is really catchy. Also, I get the impression that the Solitary Flautist isn't one guy, but an idea. It's like there's a spell that picks somebody to play the flute, and when one dies or stops for any other reason, another is picked. It becomes an irresistible calling to keep the cycle going...
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
You've a point there.
Thank you for this comment.It made my day.Really.
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Plaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Marvelous! My daughter is a flutist. I will have her read it as well. :)
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I hope she does!Personally,I think that some of the rhymes were a bit tacky.Still,I'm proud of it!Thank you for faving!
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MalortComics785 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Maybe sad but I like it.
It's nice.
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Oh,thank you very much!
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MalortComics785 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
verygood
Have you written that!
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
No,actually,my pet poodle wrote it.
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breamgappy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Great job
A good story :heart:
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I'm blushing.
Thank you for the faves!The tables have turned,eh?
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Nerfertari Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I love this sooo much! It's so lyrical, and it tells such a cool story!
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I'm grateful for your kind words.
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