The inner voice of a multitude
your words and aching lamentation
comforted generations still to soothe
melting hearts liquefying emotions
You once bid farewell to love
claimed no-one ever cared
if you should live or die
would we now hear one more cry?
A fixed smile barred your pain
what if you only once shared the strain?
You sang of sweetest dreams come true
glaring into eyes that adored you
asking let me be the one
yearning for a loving touch
how you longed to see the sun
the emptiness and lonely void too much
Oh how your universe sparkled
you felt on top of the world
he made your feelings fly
and shone his starlight down on you
As each last note was played
you realized every promise he made
broke before long at the end of each song
how you searched for a place
to hide away
Your loneliness oh what a sad affair
if only he promised a lifetime to share
a heart punctured your essence fading
finding the right one
an eternal craving
There was nothing so hard
as convincing your brittle heart
that time would ease the pain
your dwindling health such a shame
Your loved ones dear
misunderstood your fear
they pleaded you leave
your sadness behind
how you sometimes longed to quit
yet your blessed voice
would not admit
You were love’s greatest non-believer
yet you saw the wonder
in most everything
you left a beautiful
The radio still
preaching your fantasy…
© Don Beukes
Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”
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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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