Author Billy Charles Root: Secluded Notes

Secluded Notes



I found seclusion

Between ear budded headphones

They took me to a place of calming drift

Poetry in motion as if a train ride away

Escape momentarily into a small piece

of peace


Eyes close soft and light

While ears absorb the vibes and rhymes

My heart beats within the rhythm

Synchronized with each drum beat

Eye twitches go to steady dark stare


The black and whites come in slow

Cascading tones of fingers trickle over

Ebony and ivory keys of soul elsewhere

And I am caught up into the third heaven

Consciousness of where am I

Is eclipsed by acoustic reverberations


like seasonings on sustenance

A salting of steel chords begins mixing

The multitude of coursing sounds Rescue me

Not out of body but out of world

I am present, but not wholly here


For the duration of the piece

I am taken away from silence and sound

For all there is , is the music

Strums, beats and taps massage my thoughts

And for a moment

I am one with the vibrations


I am the bass drums hollow holler

I am the pickups of electrified six strings

I am the blending of the piano keys

I am become the music

Lost in secluded notes


© Billy Charles Root

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

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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