Poem of the Day

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Sunshine in the lounge room

 

You are my sunshine

 

The player piano

gave me the words

there on the roll

 

My only sunshine

 

I pushed the pedals

and sang at the top

of my voice

 

You make me happy

 

And I was happy

there in the lounge room

with no sunshine at all

 

When skies are grey

 

skies might have been blue

or grey with rain

But the piano played for me

 

Please don’t take my sunshine away

 

Virginia Lowe
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #15

Virginia said: I can’t hear the word without (mentally) singing the song, which I learned in childhood, just as the poem says.

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4 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. Well actually it is poignant, though i don’t think i understood this as a child of course. i loved the pianola – we had lots of G and S, and even some like Aida in English. At 3 i was going to be an opera singer when i grew up. Glad you liked what i did with it.

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