Remember When – Renee Furlow


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Remember When

It began fast as I saw right though you.

The hint of music resonated through

everything we did.

There was plenty I knew about you,

but just as much that I didn’t.

Sharing melodies was the only way inside

and finding the right ones were never hard.

Because when it came to you,

it was always the right song.

The lyrics took me to a place of becoming

and your eyes took me to a

very different way of doing the same.

This became my heaven, in and out,

and no one needed to understand.

The cool waters you brought me to

sent me to the place where it matters.

So much time has passed,

but those songs,

that music,

those lyrics –

they linger on.

And as much as we try to forget,

as much as we try to remember –

we are always transported

when the music permeates the space

and the right words come forth

at the right time

and I must ask –

may we sing a duet?

© Renee Furlow


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

100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the “Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Please support a writer today!

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