Broken Keys Still Play

By Ita Akpan-Ita

Life is so full of humor

Some times you get it, other times it gets you

Guts you

and leaves you writhing on the floor

 

As you lay there, the days become long

Memories come and go like an old song

To find focus you must calm the sea

Hear the melodies, feel the beat

 

Its faint, so you question it

You could never make sounds so surreal

Strong strides that cause big tides

Maybe you should just cower and hide

 

But listen, Fear not

Be anxious for nothing

Do not dismay

Indeed, your broken keys still play

 

From noisy symphonies

To jagged tunes

Even to this day

Broken keys still play

 

Enjoy the new melodies

Embrace your new sounds

It’s always been you

Own it and be proud.

BROKEN KEYS STILL PLAY!

 

- Imaobong Akpan-Ita