Musician's Curse (Sonnet #5)

by Elektra


Yay! Time for juries again. You ready?

After those months of practice, strut your stuff!

Take a breath, just keep the tempo steady.

Tough song; hope your accompanist can bluff


Nervousness strikes; what if your chops die out?

Good thing you don't have to memorize it

Let your fingers do the work, have no doubt

Here's one of the hard licks; pray and commit!


Some parts are the greatest! But others suck.

Perfectionism, a curious thing

You should be proud, but you feel like bad luck.

When it's done, mistakes are all you're thinking.


Well, that's that then. So much for ambition

Guess that's the curse of being a musician.