POETRY FREE VERSE – MUSIC – AND THE BEAT GOES ON

Music (And the Beat Goes on)

Throughout the years it has been a constant companion in good times and bad

Flowing through the decades adapting with the ever-changing times

Washing over me in waves of melody and lyrics that summon strong emotions

 

And the beat goes on

 

Invoking memories of years gone by attaching meaning to a special person or event

Articulating the ecstasy of soaring love or a plummeting broken heart to the depth of despair

Welcoming new inspirations of expression and communication amidst life’s chaos

 

And the beat goes on

 

Recognizing its value, artists and scholars alike study the medium in an effort to master it

Challenging its form, audiences clamor for variety while performers strive for originality

Living amongst the noises of the urbanized landscape threatening to drown it out, It is ageless, beyond us

 

And the beat goes on