Badly Tuned Bagpipes

Hey everyone Another poem on the topic of depression. This as regular readers of this blog will know is a serious condition and something which impacts on my flatmate Janette. I wish this wasn’t true but all the wishing in all the world won’t make it go away. I’ve called the poem Badly Tuned Bagpipes I hope you find it a thought provoking read.

Badly Tuned Bagpipes

When the darkness strikes
it strikes with a vengeance
haunting her heart and thoughts
till the screaming starts
it comes from nowhere
shattering the peace of the ether
like badly tuned bagpipes
no-one knows what brings it on
or when the clouds will clear
and I’ll hear the sound of silence
in the stillness of the night

@ Gayle Smith 2013

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