As you are likely already aware I like to occasionally share poetry with you... So here are a few for you to enjoy. These are both excerpted from my book of poetry: Towards Understanding
You give love with all your heart,
Until you endure no more.
Now things start to fall apart,
You have used all you had in store.
The tears begin to fill the brim,
And you start to softly cry,
For bygone years and how they dim.
Long ago, when laughter came easy,
It was so simple to believe
In fairy tales, romance, and magic
But now you can only grieve.
You ask what happened to that child,
Full of laughter and innocence.
Life then seemed so exciting and wild
Until you were forced to learn defense.
I know that sometimes you want to run from life;
And sometimes you just can’t be that strong.
Love and hate tangles you in strife.
So now, pour out your mournful song.
Cry now, for all those illusions that fooled,
And your wasted summer nights,
For because of them, your heart has cooled,And become cynical, demanding rights.
Beyond all the pain and tortures of love,
A peaceful harmony rises above
A song so soothing - yet vengeful, alike;
A song of such emotion, can make it seem alright.
When I’m feeling down - either high, or out of control,
I hide deep inside the songs and the music feeds my soul.
- Music was a grounding tool for me; I was influenced and comforted by so many lyricists, too many to mention – this is my small note of appreciation to them.
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