Sheet Music

Sheet Music

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Sheet Music
singing fathers,
drown out children
with little or no voice
cringing in the corner of the orchestra pit
at the feet of parents
the drunk actors on stage
dialogue of cursing, spitting
the curtain falls
those small fry
caught in a net of astonishment
"Are we not supposed to be loved?"
Big fish, scaly cats
ripping skin
hearts belched out with a groan
the song is a vomitous rage
Child services is the choir
singing acappela 
pleading stars remorse in the play
booed into prison
a marginal review
they are all fired
the musical scratched
those children find enough voice
to laugh
and laugh...

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto

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Yes.. children will laugh as the Choir sings “It came upon a Midnight Clear … “… And we also should lift our Voices to hope for a Savior to Save our World… in turmoil… to breathe fresh Air and once again Rejoice and Believe… Amen. Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

the gift would be to not have to deal with what some kids must deal with...
thank you, Pat,read more
I enjoyed this. I enjoyed the placements and position each social role was given and their place in the production. Beautifully written.

Posted 5 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

thank you for your kind comments, Anell.

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Added on December 17, 2021
Last Updated on December 17, 2021


jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..


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