The Blind Pianist

The pianist sat with a poise expected of one; graceful and composed

His fingers gliding across the grand piano effortlessly, music to many ears

The piece he was playing was a favorite of his, among many others

The notes played circles around the audience; they sat in thrall

The melody gliding like a eagle in the sky; majestic and graceful

Even without his sight, he could gauge the mood of the audience

The rhythm of the song matching the mood of the audience; he was pleased

Whatever might happen, the show must go on


The audience gave the pianist a standing ovation, still enthralled

The pianist took a bow for the applause received; standard courtesy

The curtains came to a majestic close, signalling the end

Help was offered to the pianist to go home; as was standard courtesy

He gently accepted the help; his blindness restricts him in ways

As he came outside, the sounds of the audience caught his fancy

“A blind pianist giving a majestic performance” were the words ; he was pleased

Whatever might happen, the show must go on


The pianist reached his humble abode; there was nothing fancy

Save for a piano and his nimble cat, the house was barren

The cat purred for it’s meal; as cats always do

But the pianist hadn’t completed his ritual yet; there was one thing

The pianist removed his lens; he was certain of no presence, save for the cat

The world that was dark and darker, sprang to life in the light

An experiment in art that reaped him accolades and rewards; he was pleased

Whatever might happen, the show must go on

(Inspired by the movie “Andhadhun” (2018). If you are a fan of dark humor and thrillers, then definitely give it a watch)

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