The Music

The music was there with something afresh
it had found and picked up on the way
Something perhaps
with live music’s lapse
that made it quite special today

Seemed the musicians had put in their all
throwing energy full in the licks
As they could not perform
‘Cos now’s not the norm
so they put all they had in the mix

And whatever they’d done the music it thrummed
as my spine tingled there with the sound
It had gusto and flair
and it hit me right there
with my feet tapping loud on the ground

And it did what it always set out to do
to the listener waiting to find
A new way to heal
the ills they all feel
as they hear something new and unwind

©Jemverse

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Tri-tanka VII (Music)

Music it is said
is today the food of life
Soul food for the mind
Often hungry, it satisfies
Momentarily it fills

Many flavours here
to sample, taste and enjoy
for my sustenance
So yes, I will fill my boots
a bon vivant for music

Never filled I crave
more of this bountiful spread
Always listening
my table is never bare
for a wealth beyond measure

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Music days III

I sat and listened to music as the day bled away
a can of beer at my side
and closing my eyes
it was no surprise
I felt joy with those songs as I cried

For my music will do that and make no mistake
it’s something that I often do
Drift away for a while
with contentment and smile
a pastime I’ll often pursue

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The Thrum

The surf beat the shingle
loud as a drum
with rising crescendo
for rhythm and thrum
and the wind and the sea
gave their voice to the choir
for a symphony there
to absorb and admire

The ambiance came
from the dark of the night
with white horses leaping
for wonderful sight
And we clapped and we whooped
with joy and with glee
as the music resounded
in Shoreham-by-Sea

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I am not yet retired

7 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

I am not yet retired
but not that long maybe
as there is much attraction
for just sitting by the sea
Today just for example
three hours I have set here
doing nothing else but look
out to the sea so very near

I am not yet retired
but it probably won’t be long
as each day I find I’m singing
that no more working song
Today just for example
I spent the whole day by the sea
listening to its calming voice
just serenading me

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Music days II

Some days are for music
just sitting inside
and listening well for a while
as with much affection
here in my collection
I’ve plenty to bring me a smile

I’ve formats a-plenty
the choice is sublime
so I really have nothing to lose
as awfully soon
I will find me a tune
from whatever genre I choose

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To see where I hide

I have a small corner
with a chair and a cushion
Comfortable, it is a place to hide
albeit in plain sight
It is here that I escape into music
to while away hours lost to rhythm
safe in the knowledge
that this is my place
My sacrosanct
My place to hide
And dream
And breathe

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The Solution

I’ve spent the whole day in the garden
but I’ve not moved very far
as lockdown means the space I’ve got
is not spectacular
I can walk from the front room
to the garden out the back
thirty metres give or take
so not much of a track
The stairs afford an up and down
but some care there must be had
as they’re quite narrow so a trip
down them would be quite bad

So I’ve come up with a solution
which works quite well for me
and keeps me in the sunshine
out the back and fancy free
It’s to listen to my music
on my headphones nice and loud
and walk round in a circle
on the grass as I’m not proud
It’s not a bad idea
as depending on the length
I can walk out there for ages
and keep building up my strength

And I get through lots of music
whilst I’m exercising there
moving to the rhythm
a fluidity to share
I can even if I’m careful
close my eyes and drift away
when walking in my circle
in the middle of the day
It’s a solution that will work I think
until this lockdown’s done
and we again enjoy the freedom
of a long walk in the sun

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Like the sea

We brought a solar water feature
for our birdbath as you do
‘Cos it kind of seem appropriate
and the best thing we could do

So now when it is sunny
we can sit and listen long
to the sound of falling water
as it plays its little song

It really is a peaceful sound
calming like the sea
where in these days of lockdown
I’m afraid I cannot be

Still, I can sit and listen
and take comfort that I will
again be given freedom
so I’ll bid my time until

For just like the beach my garden
is a haven at this time
complete now with a fountain
playing music when it’s fine

©Jemverse

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Lifting II

I’m thinking of a song I heard
one that brought a grin
for that is what I need right now
with the state I’m in
I’m trying hard, don’t get me wrong
and I know I’m not alone
as there are many others out there
who like me must stay at home
But it’s hard remaining positive
so I need a helping hand
provided by a favourite song
sung by a favourite band

For music has that special power
to lift when things are low
and bring you right back up to speed
when all around is slow
So I’m singing loud that song I heard
with the grin it brought to me
as that is what I need right now
for the lifting here you see
And I’ll keep right on singing loud
for everyone to hear
As in these troubled times a song
is bound to bring some cheer

©Jemverse

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