Music is Life – Vincent Van Ross



Music is Life

 Please switch on

The tape recorder

And press

The ‘Play’ button—

Let the music begin…

Do not touch

The pause,

Fast forward,



Or, the Rewind buttons

Let the music flow

The way it is—

At its own pace

I do not

Wish to rush

Into my future

By pressing

The ‘Fast Forward’ button


Do I want to retrace

My steps

Into my hoary past

With the ‘Rewind’ button

I want

To live

In the present moment

I want to enjoy it

So, just press the ‘Play’ button

And, leave it there

Let the music play

As it always does

I want to

Take life as it comes

Let me take my life

In my stride

I do not

Want to pause,



Fast forward,

Or, rewind my life

I just want

To unwind

And enjoy

The music

For what

It is worth



Is life

©  Vincent Van Ross

Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”


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 that essence 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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2 replies

  1. Excellent piece. Great metaphor.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Really like this one. The flow is nice and love the whole concept it’s conveying about living for this moment.


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