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Making love to ivory keys,
he made his audiences believe
fiction as reality,
all of whom he was destined to be.

Initially he played for hard cold money
just to support his Momma, his true family,
giving up his high school degree, success came to him quickly and naturally.

He wasn’t just playing a part,
he was a true romantic at heart,
penning prolific melodies from the start.

Then the heartfelt lyrics last,
a seemingly back-assed
this was not due to his confusion,
it was how he worked through his unknown muse within.

One day he dug down deep, never looking back,
found The Stranger was living on the inside waiting to attack.

A little devil working cunningly, a scheming deceptive craft.
Waiting, just waiting to have the last laugh.


The drug he did choose
to use
on a regular basis.
Allowing him to take off his mask,
just like all of the others that were on his same path.

Today he still uses his booze,
and doesn’t hide it from the news
yet he still claims he does not abuse
it’s just a way to diffuse
thoughts that are stuck,
running amuck
from his unknown muse.



The Piano Man’s Muse is 200 words.

Written for Trifecta : Week 102
And now, the weekly prompt.

CRAFT (noun)

1 : skill in planning, making, or executing : dexterity

2 a : an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill
b plural : articles made by craftspeople

3 : skill in deceiving to gain an end

Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
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This week’s word is craft.


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