Internal Rhythm

I put in a CD, and out comes a sound

of rock and roll or some soothing refrain

that can stir my emotions or calm me down.

I went on a trip throughout the Beatles’ evolution;

this included their soul-searching song, “Revolution”.

Listening to Pink Floyd or The Moody Blues,

blasts me out of my body to a different realm.

The music of Led Zeppelin as a teenager I heard,

reminds me of sex and getting stoned.

I like techno and alternative, hip-hop and blues, jazz

and reggae are just some of the forms that speak

to that internal rhythm I feel.

Sometimes I’ll play some mellow mantra chanting

and join in singing as it lifts my heart high,

with the sounds of the ancients bringing me home.

Music can be like therapy.

I have some cool compilations that my daughter’s

made for me–she sure knows her mother.

It’s been my religion at times and uplifted my soul,

so much higher than I ever thought it could go.

Music opens my awareness and lets me feel free

and takes me on a path of where I can BE.

Entry for Monday’s Poetry Potluck–a repost:  http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

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  1. Well done. I think you have spoken for us all here. Very wonderful… the muse muses on music. . . I like it.

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  2. Thanks, Jamie. Music has always been a passion of mine. The only problem these days is I find it hard to listen to music and concentrate on writing at the same time.

    I’m glad this spoke to you.

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  3. I really like this. I love the moody blues and yes to the Led Zeppelin. Isn’t it great when our kids respond to our music? I love that. I get such a kick out of it when I see my daughter jamming to King Crimson.

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    • I’m so glad you liked this Meg–thank you. It’s more like me jamming to her music. Somehow she comes up with some very cool music by artists more of her generation than mine. I love it!

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  4. Let it Be Gayle :)

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  5. Thanks for that, Tamasin :)

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  6. I am totally with you here, gayle. No doubt music heals… has the power to transform. Music is one kind of religion in my family.

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  7. music is the greatest therapy for almost every discomfort.

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  8. moondustwriter

     /  February 3, 2011

    Music has memories, ability to influence us , calm us …
    what a great look at memories and bringing them current

    Thanks for sharing with One Shot
    so nice to have you

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  9. a whole world of music in your poem…and i agree, music can be like therapy

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  10. Noreen

     /  February 6, 2011

    Just beautifully put Gayle xx

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  11. Fun, solid, electric eras-passed piece.

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  12. Such truth in this and you wrote it in such a fun way! I found myself nodding in recognition with your words (and the bands you listed!). :) Nice contribution to the potluck, Bodhi!

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  13. Your poem is a cool compilation itself… a really nice one!

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  14. That’s one thing I have yet to try- to get stoned.. hahaha
    So disciplined I have been!

    This ones done uniquely for the theme.. The 1st one I have read about music so far! Very profound!

    Hugs xoxox

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    • Well everyone around me was experimenting so… It was a short-lived experience.

      So glad you enjoyed how music has affected my life.

      Hugs… xoxo

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  15. Love this Rose… What a fine musical trip you took me on… :-)

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  16. Wonderful music in this poem! I too can relate to thejourney that our soul takes while listening to different kinds of music.

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  17. how can life be without music? nice one gayle! my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/a-chinese-love-story/

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  18. love the sound of this :)

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  19. A wonderful tribute to music and done in such a lyrical way. Great piece ~ Rose

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  20. profound, your words are rich.

    A++

    :)

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