Musical Exile (Limerick)

I usually avoid this topic, but dVerse prompted me to write this far-from-funny limerick:

Musical Exile
By Madeleine Begun Kane

How I long to be back in that chair,
Playing symphony music — longhair.
But my oboe career
Was pilfered, I fear—
Tearful exile by injuries’ snare.

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10 Responses to “Musical Exile (Limerick)”

  1. Manicddaily says:

    So sorry! And the oboe is such a beautiful instrument. It is wonderful how you use snare here as well – I hear the drum in the background, ominous, scratchy. k.

  2. brian miller says:

    ugh…so sad to lose an art that you love…esp due to injury because then it does feel like you were robbed of it…cool to still go limerick and get that feeling across…

  3. Victoria says:

    That is heartbreaking…so sorry you can’t indulge in that wonderful art–I also love the oboe–but glad you have a creative outlet in limericks.

  4. Claudia says:

    so sorry to hear this… it’s so sad when we have to give up what we love because of whatever reasons.. the oboe is a breathtaking instrument

  5. You gotta be so careful with those oboes! ;)

  6. Oh, that is sad. I love the oboe. Wonderful limerick, Madeleine!

  7. My heart aches for you in this…it would be as if I couldn’t write…so sorry.

  8. viv blake says:

    I empathise with the sadness of your exile – which has happened to me. The oboe gives the perfect sound.

  9. David King says:

    So sad, but so well written!

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely and sympathetic comments. I really appreciate it!