Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘Will I ever get to be good as you?’

The little boy watched as his dad strummed

the second generation guitar his father had left him.

‘I used to ask my father that all the time. He’d always say the

same thing, that he didn’t want me to play like him. It’s not about

being as good as anyone, it’s more about discovering the inner workings

of yourself. The music will take you as far as you let it sift into your

fingers.’ Handing the guitar to his son, he smiled as his

father once did.  ‘It’ll happen soon enough and

when it does, I can’t wait to be there.’

Photographer Unknown

57 comments on “Guitar

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  2. Gorgeous and touching Jacob!

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  3. ‘It’s not about being as good as anyone, it’s more about discovering the inner workings of yourself.’ Man, I love your beautiful mind.

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  4. Love this. I’m starting lessons next week and after ten weeks they give you a guitar!

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  7. Nice words Jacob you never seem to disappoint.

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  8. Now, I wanted to say that don’t want to seem rude and burdensome but I will love to be able to contribute to your site. I sent you an email or two regarding it but don’t know if you have read them. You may delete this comment if you want.

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  9. Daniel Gibbon

    Amazing structure and flow… as always πŸ˜›

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  10. A beautiful poem that conveys an important message about children. It reminds me of a passage in “The Prophet,” by Kahlil Gibran. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.” The music of tomorrow interweaves the past, present, and future possibilities in wondrous, inventive, unique ways.

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  11. and the baton is passed to the next generation..sweet!

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  12. At the moment, a smile slow crosses your weathered face,
    impressing, as once our own father had hopefully witnessed..

    Nicely written dear sir..


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  13. Brilliant as always

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  14. Loved the sentiments in this one! Dwight

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  15. Loved it. I just wrote my first poem. Check it out?

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  18. Vikash Bishnoi

    wow! Loved it.

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  19. What makes life worthwhile is the unique touch everyone adds to it

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  20. I wish more parents would say this to their kids and really mean it. ” It’s not about

    being as good as anyone, it’s more about discovering the inner workings

    of yourself.”

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  21. β€˜It’ll happen soon enough and when it does, I can’t wait to be there.’ – yeah me too. πŸ™‚ HAHA.

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  22. So many striving to match up to their idol, whether it’s apparent / a parent or not.

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  23. third heartbeat

    as a guitarist myself, this one tugged on my heartstrings very tenderly. absolutely love this one!

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  24. Baban Gaigole

    I like the plot. A father child bond. You spell magic into the words.

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  25. handing his guitar to his son
    How poignant this line was to me this morning.

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  26. Ibrahim Abdullah

    Jacob this was brilliant ❀

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  28. devereaux frazier

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.


  29. Love the poem.
    Am about to give on trying to learn how to play. Maybe am more of a piano person πŸ˜‚

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