YOU try so hard to make them understand
MAY the peace we seek be at our command
SAY what you will, they just won’t make a stand
THAT is the dilemma always in my hand
I’M a dreamer of peace, I’ve always been
A knower that with war we will never win
DREAMER of a kind that grew up knowing
BUT surrounded by people who just stopped growing
I’M not trying to criticize, I’m just trying to say
NOT another single war can ever save the day
THE violence just brings more, it’s the nature of the biz
ONLY peace can bring peace, that’s just the way it is
ONE WORLD IN HARMONY, SHARING AND CARING WITH COMPASSION FOR ALL
© C. Steven Blue
Quotation Acrostic ~ My quote is by John Lennon: “You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
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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