Good Intentions

22 Jul

Good Intentions

by L. Stewart Marsden


He bought a used acoustic
And a Washburn mandolin
With thoughts of playing sixties tunes
On sidewalks of a mountain town
Where snow geese flocked from all around
To shop the shops for pottery
And other artsy craft;

His will to see it through
Was like his previous grandiose plans
And he hung his instruments on the wall
To either side of the pendulum clock
Which had tocked its last years before
And though the clockman swore by his skills
The pendulum remained quite still
As did the used acoustic
And the Washburn mandolin.



3 Responses to “Good Intentions”

  1. InfiniteZip July 31, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    time to pick ’em up and play my friend. I think of you often, was gifted an old Royal typewriter for christmas from my Dad, waiting for it to start typing itself a story…although it needs a ribbon, can’t read a thing on it 🙂

    • skipmars August 3, 2017 at 8:49 am #

      You can order ribbons online. I forget where, of course, but Google your year and model number. Royal has a website, but there’s little about the old reliables. Rod Serling used one, but they misspelled his name on the site. How’s Florida?

      • InfiniteZip August 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

        Great info on the Royal, will check that out and Florida is excellent, albeit a bit hot right now. Coming into the rainy season, working part time to have something to get me out of the house. How’s the mountain? Been watching from afar on the book of Face every few days….too much downer things so limit my FB time….but writing when I can😊

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