A Song

August 1, 2016
By KathyB SILVER, Omaha, Nebraska
KathyB SILVER, Omaha, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller

Do you ever hear a song

That captures your soul perfectly,

So perfectly, in fact, that you can't imagine

Moving on and living your life the same as you were?

The world clicks in to place

As that song grabs everything that's wrong,

Everything that's right, and the blurriness in between.

Your chest feels tight, your breath feels true,

And everything before was a dream.


Do you ever hear a song

That pulls you underwater so deep,

So deep that you are sure you will drown?

But you don't. You float.

Everyone around you stands on dry land

As you become the waves, the ocean, the mist in the air.

You want to shout, to sing, to ride the melody

To the understanding in the distance,

Away from the life on shore.


Do you ever hear a song

That acts as a weapon so sharp,

So sharp that life can't touch you,

Friends can't screw you, and your mind can't fight you?

Reality bleeds, lies are sliced in half.

You become invincible with an ally by your side.

You want to punch, swing, stab,

And wound the world you lived in before.


Do you ever hear a song

That makes you feel so alive,

So alive you are sure you must have been dead before?

Life settles in, consciousness floods your mind

As that song slowly comes to an end.

But you don't die again. You don't fall back asleep.

The ocean still surrounds you, but it isn't quite as deep.

And you feel that, for now, you won't have to fight,

That you'll be okay in the life after.

The author's comments:

Music means a lot to me. It saves lives. It inspires. It connects. Sometimes that one song comes into your life at the right time and makes everything feel okay, at least for a little while.

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