A place to be

There's a Millennium Falcon built in Lego on the side
my drum in the far corner which I banged loud with Pride
Evidence of music which is a passion as you'll know
my PS Five and TV - this is a place I go
to while away the hours that I have when being me
be that music, games or writing - it is a place to be


Photo – Jempics


Another Elbow day

I've had several of the 'one' days
to see me right this year
the 'Elbow' sense of wonder
for a dose of joy and cheer
But this morning throwing wide
the curtains in my room
the autumn sunshine out there
made it feel like it was June
So I had an 'Elbow' moment
and put it into play
seized and used to fulness
throughout this perfect day


Photo – Jempics

[The ‘Elbow moment’ referred to here is inspired by the lyrics from their ‘One day like this’ song featuring on their 2008 album ‘The Seldom seen Kid’. “So throw those curtains wide, one day like this a year would see me right”]

For an ear (reprise)

Concluding the Jemverse series ‘Music II’ [10 of 10]

I am music and pleasure
for those with an ear
Hours of contentment
for freedom and cheer

I give goosebumps and shivers
those down the spine
when you hear something good
or especially fine


Image – Jempics library

[‘For an ear‘ was first posted to Jemverse in April 2018]

The elderflower song (reprise)

9 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Heavy scent floating in the air
with sunshine after the rain
The music echoes with a sweet
harmonious refrain
Daisy-like the clusters sing
the Elderflower’s song
and breathing deep the fragrance
I hum and sing along


Photo – Jempics

[‘The Elderflower song‘ was first posted to Jemverse in June 2016]


Seagulls, the sea and a song (reprise #2)

8 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South
Out there in the green
Waves rise and fall
As I listen again
To familiar call
A song just for me
The swoop and the cry
The sea and its music
As seagulls fly by


Photo – Jempics

[‘Seagulls, the sea and a song‘ was originally posted to Jemverse in April 2016, re-visited in January 2018 and reposted today]

Early hours radio (reprise)

7 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Radio in the early hours
heard whilst half asleep
Subliminal soft whispers
just enough to keep
Songs that come the daybreak
are still inside my head
So I’ll look them up on Youtube
and watch the video instead

Songs that paint a picture
that’ll see me through the day
helping shape life’s moments
in ways words can’t portray
Radio in the early hours
music ever there
Even when I’m half asleep
and mostly unaware


Photo – Jempics

[‘Early hours radio‘ was first posted to Jemverse in February 2016]


Rhythm II (reprise)

6 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

As the music fades
with the rhythm of my drum
I am still dancing


Photo – Jempics

[‘Rhythm II‘ was first posted to Jemverse in June 2015]

Dancing to life (reprise)

5 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

I danced on a quay at Emsworth
playing a really big drum
The crowds from the town all following us
and everyone having fun

I danced with Pride in Brighton
‘neath a rainbow coloured flag
The crowds of people partying
in the sun made me feel glad

I danced on the Portsmouth waterfront
as five tall ships furled sail
The rhythm of the music thrummed
and helped tell a happy tale

I danced then and I’m dancing now
because the music never dies
It’s always in my heart and mind
for that’s where my rhythm lies


Photo – Jempics

Dancing to life‘ was first posted to Jemverse in April 2015

Bringing Happiness (reprise)

4 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Listening to music, anything will mostly do
But my spine will always tingle with some solid 12-bar blues

Lots of things bring happiness, this is just for starters
And mostly not a day goes by without finding what I'm after


Photo – Jempics

Bringing Happiness‘ was originally posted to Jemverse in December 2014

Tipple (reprise)

3 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

In these fragile days of Autumn
When I am flustered by strong gales
There’s something to look forward to
The partaking of fine ales

A tipple of an evening
When the weather is like this
Gives a little taste of summer
With its happiness and bliss

Just one is quite sufficient
Though sometimes I might have two
That, and a bit of music
Takes the edge off feeling blue


Photo – Jempics

Tipple‘ was originally posted to Jemverse in October 2014

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