The Beat of My Heart -Shirley Ann Cooper


While I lay in bed comfortably in a dream,

The world outside isn’t what it seems.

The butterflies flutter like music notes,

The sound of acoustic begins to flow.

How my heart starts to race with every strum,

Then it becomes stronger than drums.

Rain falls hard like the sound of the harp,

Thunder rolls like an electric guitar.

I run after you my passionate pursuit,

I need to feel all of you.

The desires of my heart cry out loud,

Embracing me like a musical cloud.

I feel turned out like an old radio on a shelf,

I can’t get a hold of myself.

I need you so much,

Where is your touch.

Like a piano needs its keys,

I need you with me.

Through the wildflowers I hear you,

Your voice is on cue.

Like streams of living water through me,

Are the sounds of a hundred tambourines.

You are the piece to my every instrument,

My ears are filled with pure excitement.

I will chase you forever,

We will one day sing together.

You are my life’s music sheet,

The notes that make my heart beat.


©  Shirley Ann Cooper

Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”

13153508_10154206541129851_2061679575_n Preface . . .

There is a human language that encompasses the globe, regardless of race, color, creed or country. Much the same way as laughter or tears, or any of our human emotions. When we see someone laugh, there is a universal language that is communicated by all of us. We know they are happy. Just as when we see someone crying, it is generally accepted to mean they are, most likely, sad. However, the language I am referring to goes beyond the sight of emotions, and runs deeper than the tear streaked lines of a sad face. I am speaking of a language that can penetrate to the deepest depths of the human psyche, it can be felt in the beating of our hearts and it can leave us soaring among our dreams.

This universal language is music.

  Upon these waves of sound we can find our spirits lifted to the heavens, we can feel the beats and the rhythms in our beings and we are moved by the vibrations. We may become lost in a memory or a moment of time may be singled out by the distinct patterns and oscillations of a melody. We may gather by the thousands to listen to this music together or we may be alone in our rooms, or be dancing with our friends or  cuddling with our love, but the universal language of music expands human communication beyond the normal realm. It propels us into the wavelengths of our souls, and it is there that we become in tune, we find our harmonies, and we recognize that there is a true power in music.

The poetry included in this book seeks to capture thatessence and tap into that power. These are the lines of communication opened and inspired by the universal language called music.

Christopher Allen Breidinger, Author

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