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Strumming Your Praises

The Admirable Qualities of my Ukulele

By Gabriel HuizengaPublished 9 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Photo by Gabriel Testoni on Unsplash. Thanks, fellow Gabriel!

Simple and small

yet able to bear so much feeling;

You brighten the room

and lighten the heart!

You are easy to learn,

more still to disdain;

with a basic wood stain,

natural and plain.

You are humble and fragile,

unthreatening and unassuming;

not particularly made to impress,

nor yet to endure extreme duress,

yet we have carried each 0ther over oceans...

You are able to turn strangers into fast friends,

and allow me to bring along a bit of home,

wherever we go.

You are my ukulele! :)


NOTE: I wrote this piece with the intent that it be enjoyed in the format in which it appears in the photo above! I found that the ukulele shape of the poem didn't translate super well to the double-spaced structure on the Vocal page - so I decided to reshuffle things a bit, but really wanted to include the original format. I hope you enjoy!

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About the Creator

Gabriel Huizenga

Twas for love of words that I first joined this site:

Poetry, essays, and dear short stories too;

For to live one's best is to read, and to write!

So find me in words here, and I'll find you πŸ’™

Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    I have a ukulele too. I can't play it though but you've inspired me to give it a go again. Mine's yellow and has travelled the world with me too!

  • Antoinette L Brey9 months ago

    Thats how I used to feel about my guitar. Made a lot of friends carrying it with me

  • Jazzy 9 months ago

    I never was able to learn πŸ˜…

  • Hope Martin9 months ago

    This is awesome! I love this.

  • Cendrine Marrouat9 months ago

    Gabriel, I enjoyed reading this poem tremendously. A great example of concrete poetry. Really creative!

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