The Magic of Music: One Universal Melody

The Magic of Music: One Universal Melody

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

With all of life’s trouble and turmoil in the world today,
It’s always nice to know, music can help take the pain away.

Music often times is so soothing to one’s ear,
Sensuous melodies, simple harmonies for all to hear.

Music will gently rock a baby to sleep with a sweet lullaby.
A song filled with memories will most certainly make us cry.

That spirited power of song arrangements composed so neatly,
The feeling that overcomes you is beyond your control.
It fills the heart with such joy
And eases one’s mind ever so sweetly.

Couples go out on a date;
Dinner, wine, and much food.
He brings her home and places on a song to set the mood.

Years down the line, after two people meet,
They still remember their first song
That had them dancing to the beat.

Music truly is universal in each and every land.
Music is eternal;
Strike up the band!
–The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

Power of a Song

by Dr. Crystal L. Grimes, Msc.D.

Someone Else’s Song

by Dr. Crystal L. Grimes, Msc.D.

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Fretboards of Joy

A shiny chest of wonderment,
Of wishes and of dreams;
A brilliant box of hopefulness
And possibilities!

When soft inspiring breezes
Flutter magic strings,
They carry off my spirit
On clouds of melodies!

So thank you, bless-ed builders
For the joy your fretboards bring!


My response to Kim’s very interesting “Fretboard of Poetry” Quadrille prompt at
dVerse
and today’s
#Ragtag Daily Prompt #RDP #Breeze.

Other Musical Poems

First, because Kim lives near the coast:
Song of the Sea

Spirit of Music

The Music Inside

And, of course, the theme song of Mystical Strings ❤

You Still Have My Love

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Discernment is extremely important in all relationships. We use our discernment (judgement, sensitivity, enlightenment, discrimination, taste) in communication, behavior, speech, and of course, in choosing partners and the kind of relationship to have with them. Written in 2017, this song came out of that discernment for me. I ended that relationship, and Freddy and I became closer. We are married now, another positive discernment!

You Still Have My Love – Lyrics

1. I have feelings of sweetness for you
And all these dreams that I want to come true.
I have wishes, but I’m not confused.

Refrain:
I know that I can’t be your honey, honey,
But you still have my love.

2. Life happens, and people get hurt.
Tables turn, and relationships don’t work.
Looking forward, I am alert.
Refrain:

3. Love is a tree with fruits untold
And all the beauty of life to behold.
If we cut it down, love can’t unfold.
Refrain:

4. I have feelings that tell me to stay
And all these dreams that are gonna have to wait.
I have wishes, and I keep them at bay.
Refrain:

No, I can’t be your honey, honey,
But you, you still have my love.

More than I Should

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I wrote this song 2 years ago today. Not for a moment did I think I would be married by now! Freddy and I hadn’t even met in person yet… I’m glad I didn’t have a crystal ball, or I probably would have run the other way in terror. :-() Speaking from the other side as it were, not only does love conquer all, but when it really is love, it cannot be denied.

More than I Should – Lyrics

Refrain:
I think of you more than I should.
It turns me upside-down,
But uh huh, the world looks good.
You can’t ignore the facts,
And I admit that
I think of you more than I should.

1. I walk the halls.
I climb the walls,
And you know, I don’t get much sleep at all.
And when I do,
I dream of you,
And my smile doesn’t try to hide the truth.
Refrain:

2. I pace the stairs
And play musical chairs,
While I dance with thoughts of you beyond compare.
And it’s all right,
‘Cause I see the light.
Could it be love sent from above? Uh huh, it might.
Refrain: (Twice)

Uh huh, you’re good,
So I think of you much more than I should.

Savior

You save me from the people
Who know not what they do.
You save me from my enemies
Unconscious of the truth.
You save me from my sins,
Because I put my trust in you,
And may your Spirit lead the way
In everything I do.

You save me from this world of pain,
Because you know my good.
You save me from my wand’ring mind
That won’t rest as it should.
You save me from unworthiness,
Because in you, I could.
And may your Spirit light my path
And take me where you would.

You save me from a heart grown cold,
Because you know my past.
You save me from the worried times
That never really last.
You save me from each question,
For you answer when I ask.
And may your Spirit teach me well
And help me do your task.

You save me from a life of fear,
Because you’re here inside.
You save me from my own defeat,
Because you’re on my side.
You save me from the Hell I’ve known,
Because for me you died.
And may I let your Spirit lead,
My Savior, Lord and Guide!

Related

Saved!

Hallelujah! (And Easter Songs)

Hallelujah! Shout and sing,
For Christ is risen! Praise the King!

Hallelujah! We rejoice,
For He has given us a voice!

Hallelujah! Free your mind,
For when you seek Him, you will find!

Hallelujah! Sing and shout,
For Christ the Savior brought us out!

Hallelujah! We are free,
In Him for All Eternity!

Hallelujah! Christ alive,
So we can know Him here, inside!

Hallelujah! Shout and sing,
For Christ is risen! Praise the King!

A Mystical Strings Easter

Enjoy these songs at Easter or any other time!

Arise!


Arise! – Lyrics

Paradise


Paradise – Lyrics

I Am the Life


I am the Life – Lyrics

Let the Mind be in You


Let the Mind be in You – Lyrics

Born Again


Born Again – Lyrics

Power of His Love


Power of His Love – Lyrics

All Because of Love


All Because of Love – Lyrics

Pay it with Love


Pay it with Love – Lyrics

Go the Distance


Go the Distance – Lyrics

Internet Love

I wrote this song in approximately 2002, for a couple I knew who met online. Dating in general can be difficult, but online dating has its own pitfalls. Add in distance, which was a big factor for Freddy and me, and, well, it really shows you what you’re made of!

Freddy and I met in a writing group, as I wrote in
My Greatest Gift.

We were friends first and weren’t looking for a romantic relationship. As time, emails, and phone calls passed, we became close, and love became our reality. Though we didn’t use “online dating,” our writing and the internet were an integral part of how we met, fell in love, and recently got married.

I hope you enjoy this song, and that you are open to love, however it comes into your life!

Internet Love – Lyrics

1. I found you on the internet and took a chance.
Back then I had no clue that it would be romance.
I found you on the internet and took a chance.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

2. I asked you many questions, and you answered me.
And I know your opinion on important things.
I asked you many questions, and you answered me.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

3. And I hope that one day you and I will finally meet;
And hope that when we do, you’ll be the same to me.
I hope that one day you and I will finally meet.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

I love you!
You’re a dear, sweet man.

Refrain:
I love you,
Even though some think it can’t be.
I love you,
And I’m hoping that you love me.
I love you,
And I’ll give you everything I can,
‘Cause I love you!
You’re a dear, sweet man.