I’m a songwriter and poet, and my husband writes poetry and inspirational stories. He is also the only person who has read my lyrics before hearing the accompanying music; that means a lot to me. We collaborated on the following poem to bridge the gap between music/songwriting and poetry. –C. G.
Music is Poetry
by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III
and Dr. Crystal L. Grimes
Music Is Poetry. There Is no doubt.
Some hear a song, not knowing what It’s all about.
Songs tell stories of love, life or pain,
Passing on a message for listeners to gain.
So many forms of storytelling, personal and true;
Music and Poetry get us through.
Sweet melodies of songs, special word’s in a poem
Capture the heart and lead the mind to roam.
No music or poems? What a sad world indeed!
With nothing for the mind and spirit to feed.
A blessed combination and a treasure to behold,
More valuable than riches, more precious than gold.
Some people fear what they don’t understand,
But our stories live on, connecting our hands.