Favorite Melodies – Author Demitri Tyler


Do you know who played your song . . .

Have you ever asked?

If not then who?

Someone put in a request . . .

You were requested


A jamming groove


Millions of songs

Countless selections



Rhythm and blues

It was you that was chosen


I can imagine your sound on their lips

On their tongues the slight

Tilt of a head before the eyes

Closed lost in time with you


The way they slid over to the Dj

Told him to put you on

How they needed you

And when your bass dropped

How they cut your name in the dance floor

Smooth hummed you all the way home


Couldn’t get you out of their mind

Yes oh yes . . . you must be someone’s favorite tune


© Demitri Tyler


Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”


About the Author

Writer, orator and activist, Demitri the poet with the Greek name that if translated would read “dedicated to, follower of Mother Earth,” is a rising voice out of San Francisco planting words of wisdom as if seeds beneath the flesh. His talents as a rapper formed his early years gaining him recognition as mc to watch in underground circles with performances at the Upper Room the cities hottest poetry/rap venue at the time as well as his activism in and around the community and state college campuses.

Family tragedy and the realities of life caused this man to hang up his music career and vanish for over ten years but it was time well spent for out of the darkness has emerged a streaking comet who has made the transition from rap to poetry look seamless.

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