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Appreciation Music Poems | Appreciation Poems About Music

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Details | Free verse |


Try to live
Try to feel pain with no tears
Try to remember years past and often lost
Try, oh try to know life need not be cold as frost

Ear not the words of those proclaiming silence
Listen to the rhythmic melody; give voice to a new start
The world will follow when you sing from your heart
Believing in things that some may only try

Try, to see, the truth is musical to you and all of thee
Telling histories with music, as soothing as can be
When you sing, and when you inspire our romance
Ones on crutches, they too shall rise and dance

Try, I beg
To see as eye
Even the ear is lost in the sky
Purest of hearts, they never die

Note: If you cant open the video, as sometimes different Countries have different copyrights, just search YOUTUBE for "Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer With Original TRY"

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2017

Details | Rhyme |


I hear much joy in the music,
View elation in the dance
Feel happiness in the laughter,
Soulful spirit in poetic romance.

I feel love in the language
Swelling in my heart.
Reverence for God and Goddess
In beloved families far apart.

I love the customs and the people
As they celebrate each day
Living life to the fullest
In their honor I wish to pray

That I may learn to be as humble
As loving and as kind,
To be blessed by elder wisdom
In every senior that I find.

This is a gift to give my children
To open their sleepy little eyes.
To see the value in rejoicing,
To reach for stars up in the skies.

When they learn this knowledge 
To listen well to the sages,
They will know of sacred secrets
Handed down through the ages.

© 2014 Connie Marcum Wong

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2014

Details | Light Poetry |

When Music Plays

"When Music Plays"
When music plays a soul is completely alive longing for it to continuously whisper Fill now each heart
A day can change melancholy to elation replenishing body and soul with stereo Have it play on
SkyWatcher - 04-06-17

Copyright © Lisa Ricci | Year Posted 2017

Details | Rhyme |

Black and White

Using Image #1 Piano Keys

hand limbs
   like to
     waltz 'pon
   the sea
     of black
         and white
         a tone
        does spark
  and melts
my heart
        each day
and night
   a push
     a tug
   like the
     soft moon
         not wrong
         not right
        this is
  how it
should be
        the sea
   of black
     and white
   is me

Written March 6th, 2016
For the Black and White Contest Hosted by Silent One

Copyright © Timothy Hicks | Year Posted 2016

Details | Light Poetry |


In this old sensing bad world,
Old is good,
The old culture,
Listening to a song nature,
Music their literature,
A violin at every home,
Like one with Nero Rome,
Violin in feminine for the men then,
A fiddle in the middle of hands,
The four strings of violin like four nerves of women,
Carrying not blood but fear,incomprehension,shyness,
And loathing no men but own men,
The women were pure like music from violin,
The old not violent,
But a good violin,
Oh Girl! let the music play on from the old violin!

(Basing on the culture of our South Asian bounds)

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2014

Details | Free verse |

Piano Practice

Each piano note 
Played skillfully with soothe hands 
No need for tension . . . 
It can heal the soul
The heart that's dying to ex-
Press those precious chords 
Piano Practice - 
Repairing my unstable 
Thoughts of distress...leading me to my ruins...
I have not achieved any success - drowning in my sins
I can't practice alone...
Teach me how to play elegantly 
Help me to translate my inspiration into piano compositions...
That would be genius...that would be incredible
The world needs music to repair its broken society
Piano playing is so moving and therapeutic 
Free us from solitude's captivity!
Stimulate us with mesmeric music, 
We need it so desperately! 
I refuse to be stuck in place without music, making me dance merrily!
Each piano note 
Was played pleasurably with gentle and articulate hands 
No need for tension . . . 
Don't make us feel apprehension!
Don't mention the sorrows and burdens of yesterday...
I pray...I want you to ascend this sun-shining day!
I pray that I see you spread 
Your velvet wings and fly today 
Without a trace of dread!
Get a heads start! Play those chords of bliss!
You are a waterfall of wonderfulness.... 
It can heal the soul...it can mend a broken heart as well
The heart that's dying to ex-
Press those precious chords...
Is your motivation a heaven or a hell?
Piano Practice - 
Repairing my unstable 
Thoughts of loneliness...
I can't practice alone...
Teach me how to play elegantly 
Piano Practice - 
Repairing my unstable 
Thoughts of woeful affliction and discouragement...leading me to my ruins...
I have not achieved any success - drowning in my sins
I can't practice alone...I must play a song with you
Teach me how to play elegantly and so true
Teach me how to be as talented as you . . . . 
Embrace me with affectionate passion
You don't know how you make me feel - mere satisfaction
Let me be your page-turner and take action!
I'll take action to help you play so flawlessly and wondrously - the audience is smiling and closing their eyes with gratification! ~

Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2014

Details | Rhyme |

Always Something Left To Say - Collaboration with Space Cadet

Always Something (Left) To Say We riddle with change in pocket corners, sit alone and sing an afternoon away, nothing but the violin strings and ukulele play. Middle of this median, stuck on this border, with you, sit and sing an afternoon away. Everything but the engine moves and I'm sure, had I not met you, I'd never have something to say. You throw coins in the starlit air, Tuck your strings under your arm. The sage sings for us in solitude: His voice fades in the spruce Together with his laughter. And had I not met you. Had I not been here this day, Had I not sang the day away, I'd miss the muse that's you, And a sage in solitude. *** February 18, 2017

Copyright © Darren White | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |

My Muse

I hold YOU in my arms, tenderly,
As if an extension of my own being,
The supple form of your body, my muse.
I am a child again in your company ...

Free and joyous, drenched in plenitude.
Whenever I am blessed your aspect,
The curves of your torso resonate with
My thoughtful intent and imaginings.

You are naught without my deft caress,
And I, empty and incomplete without you,
Yet together we create a harmony, pure,
The articulation of sublime revelation ...

An utterance of divine, inspired creativity,
A dance of improvisation and revelry ...
Melodic wonderment, unified and concise.
We endeavor to find our empyreal song,

To become one, stealing silences, lulls.
I gently caress your neck with resolve,
Manipulate you with my dutiful hands,
Each finger with its own resolute course,

Attending your whispers with appreciation,
And longing to hear the moans and sighs
Of your sweet voice and affect ... the coy
Result of our purposeful, energetic joining,

Your soulful resonations the final and fit
Example of all we realize in each other ..
All we create in our requisite energies,
My wondrous, dulcet agency of Art ...

My melodious and beautiful ...


Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |

Music Of The Spheres

Where the sun stops
And the light fades,
And the dark deepens
One finds a subtle
Horizon rest-

Within this symphony
Of great spheres-
Strings aloft,
Horns a summit of air,
Percussionists not a beat
To flare-
Safe harbor, so to speak-
A point
Without a peak...

For Time has no say,
With cycle in pure alignment,
The movement paused
Defying slip or stray,
The conductor's wand not a sway-

Here I also find You,
In the still
Without space,
On High of Grace…

Copyright © Joe DiMino | Year Posted 2016

Details | Haibun |


His hand is strafing the castellation on his trumpet, the valves moving up down up down like deranged pistons under the random machine gun fire of his fingers. Each note is a projectile that concusses the air, chases the one before it, nudges it from behind, bleeds into it, and is itself tailgated by the next one, all the way down the line in unrelenting succession, until all the distinct notes fuse, compacted into a single, furious, careening soundscape that leaves the ear always half a beat behind, struggling to catch up, out of breath, high on an overdose of heard adrenalin.

sounds supersonic    
air graffitied with contrails of soaring notes
solo flight  
Still they come, the notes, jostling and pouring from the bell of the trumpet glinting in the small cone of spotlight, the man’s puffed cheeks like a magician’s hat from which all kinds of disparate, crazy things - playing cards, rabbits, ribbons, doves - appear and instantly cohere into a hyperventilating sonic dream. You’re caught off guard by every note: you never heard it coming, then you hear it, and you’re snatched by it and all its brethren, and carried into the kinetic night.

ears beguiled
vibrations collide, collude, segue

Copyright © Bernard Chan | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |


Stop break and listen
A song is always playing
Breeze plays the leaves
Cicada strums the strings
As the Vireo's aria unfolds

Copyright © Maureen McGreavy | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |

Falling Into a Galaxy of Stars

We have arrived... to the street with no name where we have been ushered in like prisoners hypnotized by the pulse of excitement There is an almost reverent calm just before the storm I wait for the rhythm of my blood to paddle back to shore My eyes are wide, my soul in chains waiting for the reign ringed by the flood of fanfare but sitting on a wide desert plain Hands grasping a torch of white to light up the dark and arms waving wildly, while bright sparks sink freely, into a galaxy of stars Deep within the heart, we are one...whether stranger, whether star, ...we are one We have run, but we can't hide, ...they have torn down the walls, 'til we have bled inside I've climbed the highest mountain, I've run through fields of bliss I have scaled the walls, and more, ...for this,... and I've found what I'm looking for....
__________________________________________________ 5/25/15 For Contest: The Concert: Sponsored by Craig Cornish

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

Details | Bio |

Frank Sinatra You're The One

Frank Sinatra’s name still has instant recognition even today.
He was perhaps the greatest singer of the twentieth century
And possessed those famous “Blue Eyes” and that trademark 
Voice which thrilled and fascinated audiences worldwide.
For most people his music was very special and moved their
Spirits along a unique and subtle path that only Sinatra could
Create and hold with his voice—mesmerizing them and
Charming them every step of the way.

Entertaining and enchanting the audiences in America and
Abroad catapulted Frank Sinatra to a special iconic status as 
A world-renowned singer, entertainer, and Hollywood actor.
Yet, singing became his common thread and link over decades
And generations to most willing audiences who hungered for
The tenor and pitch of his voice and his fabulous songs with 
Most memorable lyrics, and haunting and evocative melodies. 

Some legendary songs reflecting his status and long reach with
Audiences worldwide include: (My Way) (New York, New York)
(Strangers in the Night) (I Get a Kick Out of You) (That’s Life)
(I’ve Got You Under My Skin) (Summer Wind). All these songs 
And many others were trademark, vintage Sinatra and brought 
Audiences to their feet while he serenaded and captivated them 
Like a Pied Piper, bringing each listener momentarily along with
Him as an invited guest into his very own special vocal dimension.
Frank Sinatra was part of the Greatest Generation along with other 
Famous American entertainers who packed audiences and dazzled
Them with music and dancing, and created an aura of legendary
Perfection seldom seen in today’s twenty-first-century world.

Frank Sinatra—You’re The One!!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, 
Germany (November 10, 2014) (Biographical Narrative poetic format)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

Details | Couplet |


Music, music, it’s in the air,
Here is a list of what I hear:

(1 e & a) (1 2 3)

Rhythm, beat, timing, and tempo,
Fermata, rest, and accelerando,

Forte, piano, half, and whole,
Quarter, dotted, and staccato,

Sharp, flat, and natural, too,
4/4, 3/4, 6/8, and 2/2,

Measure, scale, and arpeggio,
Chord, seventh, and legato,

Major, minor, and decrescendo,
Crescendo, seventh, and ritardando,

Staff, spaces, lines, and strings,
Sixteenth, in-tune, and fingering,

Woodwind, brass, position, and trill,
Treble, bass, mellow, and shrill,

Percussion, composer, style, and key,
Quickly, lively, somber, and freely,

Triplet, tone, tied, and up-beat,
Pick-up, slur, eight, and down-beat.

You may hear music here and there,
But I hear music everywhere.

Copyright © Tiffiny Hagan | Year Posted 2015

Details | Prose Poetry |

The Flautist

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE FLAUTIST  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 THE FLAUTIST fluently flaunted her flute- Music flew faultlessly through the airwaves, flying fluidly above the noise of the blustering city                                                    
THE flautist created a calm fragrance, who's flavor of creativity fell-well onto your soul creating a soul stirring calmness across the city. 
She played her flute clean into the night vehemently, over the feverish chaos – 
And the people in the park and in the city could hear clearly as they walked in rhythmic tunes/ She flaunted her music like sweet low hanging fruit, Her music dangled beautiful and singly. She alone, Solo-ed notes of delightful serenity-  
  The flautist moved the masses to a state of bliss; Like free kisses flying in the wind landing on ears conquering and engaging spirits, conquering pandemonium with her flute, she blew her flute... SHE BLEW HER FLUTE, and we marched and listened obediently. She blew her flute and we marched magnificently to her concert.

Copyright © Vicki Acquah | Year Posted 2014

Details | Free verse |

Music's Magic

They all speak to me:
sometimes alone, like 
a solo cello with its
sad, plaintive voice, 
tugging at my soul
like a magnet of 
life's deep mystery.

Or maybe a small
group will gang up,
into a quartet or
sextet or even a
tough octet, eight
musicians as one 
in both fury and 
gentle softness.

But sometimes I
go all out-- I take
on a hundred or
more at once as 
they breathe life
into a vast bold
symphony by 
Mahler, Beethoven,
or scores of souls
reborn in music,
music that does
magic, coming in
my ears while 
putting a taste
of eternity on 
my tongue....

Copyright © L. J. Carber | Year Posted 2015

Details | Sonnet |

Where Do I Start

Where do I start as my mind sings Sounds aplenty throwing my hearts songs Thoughts thrown to eyes memories bring Brought to the fore where they've belonged Where do I start regarding my music tastes Sounds aplenty resonating in my ears Thoughts instrumental studio stage based Brought solos vocal amidst talented gears Where do I start for my likes be revealed It's Rock, Progressive, Classic to last Thoughts with desire chosen now sealed Brought to today, played from my past Where do I start naming favourite thoughts Sounds eyes ears, senses now brought <*>

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

Details | Couplet |

At Choir Practice Observing


At Choir Practice Observing

Should have heard great church choir,
Who we love each and in their entire;
Music in heaven had been truly made;
Was perfectly sang as well as played.

Basses were backup when they sang;
When sopranos did church bells rang,
And after hearing each alto and tenor
Surely knew choir was really a winner.

We heard choir had to wait until fall,
And will be singing in a concert hall;
Finally, eventually receive much fame,
Which would end up with world acclaim.

James Thomas Horn
True believer in much great music;
Who at this moment just had heard it.


Copyright © James Horn | Year Posted 2016

Details | Free verse |

The Power Of Music

When no one else understands
Or seems to even care
One thing that I find comforting
Is that music is always there

Just as the loneliness begins to take hold 
When your heart continues for love, to long
One thing that can heal, I’m told
That’s the power of a song

Ballads and anthems, rock and blues
Or perhaps some pop and dance
Of all the many kinds you may choose
Give music a chance

It’s quite amazing, The Power Of Music
So scream it from the rooftops for all to hear
And whisper it in loneliness, when no one is near
Wherever and whatever you are, acknowledge The Power Of Music

Let the notes soothe your heart
And the beats heal your soul
Feel your sorrows and pain restart
As it is restored to your control

Feel your feelings understood, so sing it out loud
Spill the emotions on the floor
Whether you’re all alone or in a crowd
Just know that music is the cure

Therapeutic, consoling, and never judging
Telling you “It will get better soon”
Music provides the heart the necessary budging
That’s the power of a tune

It’s quite amazing, The Power Of Music
So scream it from the rooftops for all to hear
And whisper it in loneliness, when no one is near
Wherever and whatever you are, acknowledge The Power Of Music

Copyright © Andrew Shannon | Year Posted 2014

Details | Free verse |

The Mid Autumn Festival

Night falls and the mirror moon illumes the 
heavenly starry skies with gleaming ivory beams.  
Shiny and mellow, a splendrous silver orb, 
the delight of the night sky!

It is the evening of the 15th, and the cool air is fair,
filled with chirping crickets and reason for revelry.
Kinfolk gather to rejoice within the warmth of their hearth,
toasting with mulled wine  ; munching moon cakes!

But today is also sacred and solemn, and offerings 
must be made to Heaven and Earth. Thus, scented 
sandalwood incense are lit ; apricots and pomelos are placed 
upon lacquer plates before the plaques of divine gods,
and dear ancestors.

Away from laughter and lanterns, besides a quiet lake,
and under a lofty peak, sits a sagacious couple. She smiles 
and plays the guqin, sending with each skillful stroke, 
soft and serene sounds that grace the ethereal night's air. 

As for him, he stands pleased under the pavilion, inhaling 
the sweet scents of blooming peach blossoms, and admiring 
the moon as it rose and the beauty of his wife before the 
bright shimmer of moonlight.

Content, he recites a poem:

“The moon is luminous,
  Heaven is harmonious,
  Autumn has come, 
  And Summer is gone,
  I toast my cassia wine,
  To a harvest most fine!”

All rights released into Public Domain

Copyright © Brian Chung | Year Posted 2016

Details | Iambic Pentameter |

Ode to a Guitar

Your tempered strings and true, O ancient lyre!
Harp-like, thy graceful template shall resonate
Within the hollow confines of my soul
Not tortoise and beech, but rather the ideal
Purity of your design (here but fully
Realized by half) speaks to me
Now as ever before in my youth
Touches, as it were, my heart-strings
(Not inaptly named!) and stirs forth
From the depths of my being a song.

O! if I could master that song sublime
A tune to capture thy several contradictions
'Twere a song would outlive the race of men
Embodying form and function, earth and air
Female grace in curve and force in line
With woman's waist and hips, yet double-tusked
Shoulders square, slender neck, even a mouth
Teeth of gut, a creature turned inside-out
A half-opened signpost to infinity.

Copyright © Kyle Elsbernd | Year Posted 2016

Details | Ekphrasis |

The Swirling Green Storm

The Swirling Green Storm

Sea foam splattered upon his panicked face 
his boat sank and life was torn asunder. 
He had run away, he was a disgrace; 
the storm worsened with a crack of thunder. 

Each new wave tore at his weakening hold 
yet he recovered, now he longed to live. 
Wanting to hold her as he had of old 
to taste sweet love only Kara could give. 

The words formed inside, then out swift they rushed 
Jacob prayed for rescue and a new start. 
God, let me live, let my life not be crushed 
please save me, please enter this aching heart. 

Suddenly, silence, the sea stopped raging 
as he had prayed he would get a new chance. 
He could picture them together aging 
he felt blessed by their renewed romance. 

A ship rescued him,  new life he could see 
with many new paths to embrace with hope. 
All that was needed was his heartfelt plea; 
God's answer given when he could not cope.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-07-2016

Painting number one
Poem number one,  Ekphrasis

Blue and Green Music, 1919/1921 by Georgia O'Keeffe

Inspired by-
(After: Blue and Green Music - Georgia O'Keeffe 1921)
Debbie Guzzi's 10 for 10 challenge
Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing  [this site ACCEPTS reprints] http://www.ekphrastic.net/submissions.html

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables:	200
Total # Lines:	24  (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:	 N/A
Total # Words:	161

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016

Details | Light Poetry |


Light and airy. Fast and scary. Tones are up. Beat is down. Wondering what made that sound. No instrument I can play, that would make for a good day. Yet, I hear that sound roll over in my head, playing again and again like a carpenter's thread.

Copyright © Marilyn Williams | Year Posted 2015

Details | Ode |

Ode to the Andante


(Hum along, Mozart's Andante, -Elvira Madigan's theme-or dream!

Warming breeze.
A rose garden,
Rolling hills,
Mozart's Andante.
as we
are seated,
Scented perfumes,
Velvet blooms,
Vivid displays,
Mozart's Andante.
So sublime,

Copyright © Julie Grenness | Year Posted 2015

Details | Sonnet |

Sonnet - To Punk

Punk is not dead. It was never alive.
We stitched it together from mangled parts
with contents we poured from inconstant hearts
in our basements during bleak nights.
Finding in art the best ways to survive
a world beyond our vague comprehension.
Some wounds will never taste restoration,
some demons may never be exorcised.
We crafted this monster with filthy surmise,
with minds obsessing on rebellion.
Eyes that deny beauty in convention,
and hands craving vengeance and patricide.
With all of our collective contentions,
this lifeless cadaver is galvanized.  

Copyright © Samuel Lee | Year Posted 2015

Details | Blank verse |

My Guitar

I held you and it was as if I was born to hold you all my life.
I touched you and you felt so right
I could feel your strength seep through my soul
You made me fulfilled and whole
You showed me I was born to do this
I was born to share it,
Share what´s inside of me.
I held you and it was as if we were alone in this world,
pouring out our souls through songs.
You gave me melody
I gave you voice
and together we created harmony
not even an earthquake could stop.
I bless the day you came into my life
And I pray nothing will tear us apart.

Copyright © Maryam Bello | Year Posted 2015

Details | Sestina |

Timeless Songs, My Cure

As my finger, triggers the sound
My heart ululates, in intoxication
Remembrance, is a gift in itself
Indescribable feelings, leading me forward
Being described, through each line I hear
Nostalgia, a joyous feat

The world's halt, is known
My feet, the only moment shown
Care for those who see, denied by the symphony
Where profanity bears no existence
A freed soul, does possess me
The understanding; mutualistic

Each word, mine as it is theirs
My mind, so accustom that copyright is forgotten
Add my own, I try
Though they who brought fame, made it gold
Treasures, will I never relinquish
A reprieve from my pain, offered through their show

Adrenaline, does it move me so
Motions, are they mine to control
My clothes, never asking to leave
To love, a possibility told once more
As they speak of great loss
Findings do resonate, in my being

The group, one with the groove
With pride they express, not chasing the background 
Their voices, not guised by theatrics 
Their arrival, a grace to my ears
Excessive sales, a want at most
To empathize with the listener, their only goal

Their personal lives, unquestioned 
Hope is all I desire, from their shared experience
Never met, but always a friend
When others left, standing by in grief
Maybe my art, unmoving to them
Their art will remain timeless, to me

With my pain, have they empathized 
A resonating nostalgia, plays through their timeless words
My findings, a cure to a cause 


Copyright © Keshan Govender | Year Posted 2016

Details | Verse |


in the dream I had 
many appeared
extras plenty
but loved ones too

all had seen
that same dream
but only one got it
others had no clue

Copyright © A.O. Taner | Year Posted 2017

Details | Narrative |

A Musician's Tale

A Musician's Tale 

Today a little online piece of news strikes a chord deep within me…
After reading, I thought to myself, “This news is interesting yet rather depressing to me..”

This article was about a very talented local musician, duly awarded a honorary title called Datuk…
After a lifetime of composing countless musical scores and compositions while gold was overlooked…

His most productive years was spent with the local radio and televison orchestra team called RTM…
The closing credits did proudly run his name at the close of many a TV musical presentations then…

I remember distinctly his name in all musical shows involving the RTM Orchestra team…..
From the early TV shows which were in black and white until the colorful shows in the later years….

Now the latest TV boasts of new electronics and technology to enhance color and experience…
Now this veteran musician –composer is long forgotten and he is fast becoming another has been…

Where once he rubbed shoulders with the best singers of this nation, churning out musical scores..
These days he is old and weary, memory is failing and nostalgia weighs heavily in his memories…

Uppermost on his mind still were his many memories of 20 years of faithful service in RTM family…
Appreciative still the unique privilege  of his life filled with music among talented musicians and singers..

Further on, this news articles relates the hard times he and his loving wife are presently undergoing..
Driving this aging 77year old to seek for musical gigs with the local hotels to keep going..

For that, his age and health are against him, forcing him to constantly ponder ways to make ends meet…
How harsh the deck of cards Life has dealt him recently was seen in the double tragedies in his family….

His sons are victims of the dreaded big C, the younger was only 24 when he succumbed to leukemia..
The other is in expensive medical treatment for brain tumor, the ongoing bills are excruciating…

Hopefully my little poem of this veteran musician-composer will somehow bring further recognition…
And maybe somehow blessings galore will rain down on Datuk Ooi Eow Jin, a retired RTM musician…

Datuk Ooi Eow Jin

Copyright © KENG CHUAN SENG | Year Posted 2015

Details | Rhyme |

Ode To Joey Feek

You never changed, the love you'd bring,
To home or center stage
Your music flowed and the afterglow,
Still brightens up our days

Sweet child of His, you will be missed
But in our hearts... we know
You now sing for your great King
You always loved Him so

Protected by copyright

Copyright © Chuck Melugin | Year Posted 2017