I find music fascinating. A song’s lyrics can take you into your history, or your anticipated future. It can arouse tears of sadness … or joy, and can cause excitement … or simply be a sedative. When there are no lyrics to guide your thoughts, a melody can often do the same. I have had tapping feet and fingers from a melody, and I have also relaxed to the point of going to sleep!
Music is, to me, a means to an internal adventure … an exploration of me. It allows for retrospective thoughts, and for mental health breaks. It can provide a welcome diversion at the most opportune moments, but can also cause a focus on the music itself in which the composer’s perspectives may be considered. Music can create the necessary ambience for romance, just as it can be a perfect motivator for repetitive work!
“A Simple Melody” (below) was written with the above thoughts in mind, and a feeling of sadness for the many people who see music as nothing more than a background to their lives.
To hear words from music,
How wonderful that must be;
Or to have beautiful dreams,
From a simple melody!
To feel emotions rise
At the whim of a chord,
And to live out a story
Where truth is the word.
To see compassion flow
As freely as the rain,
And to see smiles created
From a simple refrain.
Oh how I wish I could hear those silent words!
Oh how I wish that I could see,
A world where peace and love prevail…
And all from a simple melody!
“A Simple Melody”, and many other thought provoking and easy to read poems about life, are in my book “Just Thinking” (link below). “Just Thinking” is a not-for-profit venture, and is available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats. It can be purchased on-line direct from Friesen Press Bookstore, and from all other major on-line book retailers.