Monday, 10 November 2008

Guitar Hero

I wish he didn't want to be a guitar hero,
play the same song over and over
to a games console that feeds back his every error.

The acoustic in the bedroom
lies undisturbed
in the place where he left it last Wednesday,

replaced now by dreams of electric ladyland
that sparkle and flicker
like Christmas trees behind windows.

Redemption is possible only
in a Les Paul copy
and a Marshall Amp.

4 comments:

Calder said...

An upgrade is always desired it seems. I liked this piece Jillian, the places it took me.

Peace!
R Jay

Jillian said...

Thanks RJ. It's about my son who's 9, not just wanting the electirc guitar package for crimbo but also constantly playing "Guitar Hero" on his wii console when my back's turned :/

tanuj solanki said...

"The acoustic in the bedroom
lies undisturbed
in the place where he left it last Wednesday,"

this was amazing... It is rather astonishing to know this came out of watching your son

:)

keep writing

Will said...

My daughter's 14 and dreaming of being Suzy Quatro. Thank God for headphones to keep the guitar work private! Pity they don't work on a voice.