Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In Tandem & Friday Flash 55 - "The Challenge"


The Challenge

Gaze intense,
he plucks the strings
intending to shock,
excite, start a rebellion

forcing his hometown 
to see him as a young man
filled with ideas, life, and passion!

Hendrix fills the air.
The young girls scream.
Women sigh, remembering.
Men narrow greying eyes
remembering, too,

vowing
to keep a close eye
on their daughters.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, November 16, 2011

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My son LOVES Hendrix and I have to say I appreciate his amazing talent on the guitar... but he should have never tried to sing!  (sorry)

This is for this week's "In Tandem".  Jinksy was kind enough to once again use two of my watercolors.  Click on the link to see the other one and read the other poems for the prompts.

This is actually the second version of this poem.  I reduced it to 55 words and I think it reads a bit better this way AND it also can now be linked to "Friday Flash 55" ... a story in 55 words!  

16 comments:

Jinksy said...

Time is no problem - all the Tandems remain there to be used at anytime anyone cares to hop aboard! Thank you for allowing me to use the pictures. :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, this was great! enjoyed that!

lisa said...

Very nicely done Margaret!

Jannie Funster said...

Very funny!

"Lock up your daughters and hide the silver away. The rock 'n roll cowboys..." Are ready to ride again,I think the line continues.

Great painting. Looks like Rob Lowe and Billy Idol's son. :)

Love you!!

xoxo

Monkey Man said...

Wonderful! I grew up listening to Jimi and the Stones.

moondustwriter said...

those "poor" girls were never the same
Jimi - what a gr8 55

Heaven said...

Ha..ha.. nice one.

Happy Friday ~

Brian Miller said...

haha yes you better watch your daughters when the man with the guitar comes to town...

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Every stop here elicites a barrage of artistic beauty that numbs the senses!
Fantastic post
Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your talented offerings.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Kikit said...

Who draws the crows and plays so loud? Who's gonna steal the show? It's the guitar man! :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

The rebellious young man seeking to start a revolution will himself become the middle aged man guarding his daughters, unless he ends up like Jimi. Life is funny that way.

izzy said...

"You better watch out"- Hendrix, your
kids-& it is that time of year!
cool.

Nara Malone said...

You paint of perfect picture. He's all flash and show,mesmerizing the audience but there always seems to be a blueness to the big rock stars. Love your art.

Evans Ayde said...

This is really doing a talented work. I like it nice creation.

Charleston photographers

Ginnie said...

LOL about Jimi Hendrix and singing. But I do like your poem about him. :)

zongrik said...

doesn't seem like guitarists start rebellions anymore, does it?