ACOUSTICAL TONIC

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WRITTEN BY TOOFULLTOWRITE AND HASTYWORDS

Notes drizzle down on to eager ears filled with ecstasy
Senses heightened, eclectic, vibrant, euphoric intensity
Colors and shapes mingle, a decadent, sensual soiree
Mystical beats consume our free will until it’s too late

Caught inside a magical melody, a restless memory stirs
Drawn into its maximum capacity, I am swept into a frenzy
Pausing with each articulation mark, I linger in each phrase
Feeling each meter’s breath born inside my recollections

Pianos and cellos, ascending vibratos, stimulate and intoxicate
Rapturous thrill rollercoaster, it spills, overflows, must concentrate
Rock guitar, sitar and mandolin blending subtle musical hues
Transported to timeless places where confidence shines through

However, the strings, the orchestral delight, mesmerize me the most
The deep long wails and the heart piercing screams, haunt my soul
Holding me hostage within each tantalizing musical feat, searching me
Born new again, within each composition, by Mendelssohn or Tchaikovsky

Classics from the past or bonding over Bond, it’s an explosive mix
Jazz, punk, rock, reggae, classical, country, building bridges between us
Turning lows into jubilatory sighs, changing moods, enhancing lives
Silence would be more deafening than a roaring ocean at high tide

When all else fails, and instruments are scarce, leaving us in the quiet
Our voices come to the rescue and whether in concert or solo we chant
In soothing rhythmic tones or in frantic syllabic notes of experience
Our world would be unbearably dull and mundane without the beauty of song

Musicians share emotions to help us fight a common enemy
No longer feeling so alone, when we relate to their harmonies
Teaching us to trust in a world where dreams can become a reality
Stories to feed each new generation carrying messages of clarity

I am so lucky to have met this blogger and luckier to have collaborated on several other poems.  Thank you for plugging my book for me and all your support, you should go into marketing! The above poem was in participation with a Daily Prompt – Eye of the Beholder

This picture of me is color with a black and white reflection in the background.  I sometimes feel like I hide my colors from the world and what is reflected is bland.  Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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10 thoughts on “ACOUSTICAL TONIC

  1. Me got into Marketing? That sounds like a great idea – I love promoting creativity and works of art, it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside! Thank you for another terrific collab, time and time again you prove that poetry is still my number one passion. It is always a priviledge and honour to write with you and long may it continue – may the rhymes be with you – always! 🙂

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  2. Well now I am going to get horny every time I paly my guitar… awesome…
    On a related note… (ha, see what I did there? Like musical notes…)… every woman should date a guitar player at least once in their life… just sayin’…

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  5. As a music hobbyist, and lover of almost all stringed instruments, I have to say this is a great tribute to music from two obvious music lovers. Music is an Inspration and power that is both wonderful and mysterious in the power it can hold. Beautifully written.

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