Music

September 30, 2012
By Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
23 articles 2 photos 138 comments

Favorite Quote:
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-Albus Dumbledore

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle,
Life is a maze, and love is a ridde."
-Lenka


How can music do it?
How does it instantly strike that cavern within us,
The one which cradles our emotions,
Our memories,
And free them with a few simple notes?

Soft, gentle chords coax recollections;
Those which our subconscious attaches
To the individual feelings that
Music carries through us.

Thudding, pounding notes
Wrench us to reality;
A hard, merciless reminder
Of emotions run wild.

An organ's song reverberates,
Filling the emptiness of a silent church.
It reminds us all of those moved on,
And echoes throughout the shell-shocked souls
Of those still living.

A guitar's gentle, resonating sound
Either soothes the tarnished conscience,
Or heavies the weight of our guilt.
It reminds us all
Of past triumphs
And future falls.

A drum's beat is erratic,
But steady in its pounding.
It causes us to search for solace;
A familiar rhythm
Among the haphazard hammering.

Whether music is a blessing,
Or an invocation,
Or a curse under disguise,
Depends on how we choose to listen to it.
Who we are,
And what we've done
Causes music to bear forth our very souls.



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on Dec. 27 2012 at 11:04 pm
Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
23 articles 2 photos 138 comments

Favorite Quote:
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-Albus Dumbledore

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle,
Life is a maze, and love is a ridde."
-Lenka

Thanks for your perspective! Means a lot :) I'm glad you liked it!

on Nov. 12 2012 at 6:54 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Wow, this is amazing. Personally, I love music, so I was instantly drawn to this poem. I do have to say; in poetry, stanzas need to always be consistent, either in one number or in a pattern of numbers. Otherwise, this is a great poem. Amazing job!


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