The Calling by Teresa Roberts


If you, too, have felt the pulsating beat

in your solar plexus, behind your temples

If you feel the need to withdraw, retreat,

wander the forests or city streets.

If the music of a night full of moonlight

pulls at your heart strings,

then you may be a witch.

Don’t fight it

Take delight in it.


If you, too, can wail at the moon

Beat the drums and play the pipes

If you sing a song that woos the loon

Makes the men around you fall and swoon

If darkness covers your face without a trace

of spine-tingling fear,

then you may be a witch

Don’t fight it

Delight in it


Yes, it’s a calling, a witch is chosen

And, the music created is saturated

with magic, wild and sweet

So, just let go, my wonderful, witchy friend

Follow the notes to the amazing end

And, please….

Don’t fight it

Delight in it!


© Teresa Roberts

Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”

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Preface . . .

There is a human language that encompasses the globe, regardless of race, color, creed or country. Much the same way as laughter or tears, or any of our human emotions. When we see someone laugh, there is a universal language that is communicated by all of us. We know they are happy. Just as when we see someone crying, it is generally accepted to mean they are, most likely, sad. However, the language I am referring to goes beyond the sight of emotions, and runs deeper than the tear streaked lines of a sad face. I am speaking of a language that can penetrate to the deepest depths of the human psyche, it can be felt in the beating of our hearts and it can leave us soaring among our dreams.

This universal language is music.

Upon these waves of sound we can find our spirits lifted to the heavens, we can feel the beats and the rhythms in our beings and we are moved by the vibrations. We may become lost in a memory or a moment of time may be singled out by the distinct patterns and oscillations of a melody. We may gather by the thousands to listen to this music together or we may be alone in our rooms, or be dancing with our friends or  cuddling with our love, but the universal language of music expands human communication beyond the normal realm. It propels us into the wavelengths of our souls, and it is there that we become in tune, we find our harmonies, and we recognize that there is a true power in music.

The poetry included in this book seeks to capture that essence and tap into that power. These are the lines of communication opened and inspired by the universal language called music.

Christopher Allen Breidinger, Author

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