My Antique Piano by Diana Tenes


You came into my life unexpectedly

I never knew you would become so important to me

You are so old and still so beautiful

I don’t even know how to play you

But the more I learn about you

The more I appreciate everything about you

You were born on July 20, 1819 in London, England

To the prestigious John Broadwood and Sons Company

that still exists to this day

Almost two hundred years have passed

And people still oo and ah over you

You have maintained your beauty and charms

You are romantic and stylish

You have lovely carved curved legs

You have refined exquisite gilt detailing

You have rich and deep colors

I can just stare at you

And not get tired of doing so

You have become a star in your own right

And I can’t stop talking about you and showing you off!

I’m waiting to discover your legacy

Your family of origin has kept the records

And I look forward to finding out

who ordered you

who you lived with

who played you

how you came to America

I hope that some day I can hear the music

You were meant to play





About dianatenes

I was born in San Jose/Silicon Valley and raised in the Bay Area. I have been writing poetry since I was a child and recently started to share it. I read some poems at a Poetry meeting for the first time last year. I have co written, produced and directed children's theater in the East Bay. I have self published a guide to eco-friendly, second hand shopping and recycling "90% OFF Every Day! available on Amazon and Kindle. I have worked as an Actress, Make-up Artist for Film/TV and Face Painter, Costume Designer and run a small business selling vintage clothing (pop-ups).
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