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After watching a couple nights of "Country" it brought to mind some lyrics I wrote when I was 20 to a country music melody I made.

It's funny how the words of songs
can climb into your mind;
that same song they've played
a thousand times.
The melody is all I'd hear,
the words were muffled then,
when we were so much in love
and oh, such close close friends.
But now the sadness in my heart
and fear of losing you,
makes my thoughts a fog of feelings
drifting out of view
and the song they've played 
a thousand times
that slips within my ears
can live without the melody,
the words are all I hear.

(The difference between song lyrics and poetry is that, for the most part, you want easy to remember thoughts that accompany a melody, rather than intense "in you face" ambiguity that is more difficult to internalize.)

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Date: 9/20/2019 7:16:00 PM
wow, you were gifted way back then my friend...emotional poem but then again most country music is...i didn't like the older country but the newer stuff is pretty good in my opinion...i do adore your write though :) hugs
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Date: 9/19/2019 6:26:00 PM
Nicely writ, CC. Music lyrics often can be muse to poet. No plagerism of course. :o)
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Date: 9/19/2019 11:52:00 AM
I really enjoyed this piece and can feel the emotion within. A fav for me <3
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Date: 9/19/2019 9:30:00 AM
The rhythm in this piece is fantastic. I had recently pondered that question and settled on the difference being songs you can add as many syllables as you like ;), xomo
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Date: 9/19/2019 7:55:00 AM
Very cool Craig. You are exactly correct about the difference between lyrics and poetry. I have been watching the series as well, it is very good.
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Date: 9/19/2019 8:16:00 AM
Hi Chris, last night was the best I thought with the transitional music, I was never a fan of early country music although I do appreciate the history of it and respect those that do/did like it. Also, I think about what music was lost when so many music celebrities died on those "puddle jumper" planes and what they would have sung over the years had they lived, "Crazy".