The Sounds of Music

November 29th, 2010

I have been here and gone elsewhere.
Turned around and looked over my shoulder.
I have sat still, climbed and searched.
I have missed it, I have found it,
And this is what I’ve heard….

The sounds of laughter, and an honest “I love you” wrapped in tight arms.
Dusk thanking me for the day, and tiptoeing children on Christmas morning.
I’ve listened to long imaginative stories told by a child.
The echo of unlived dreams, and the sharp sounds of a bitter argument.

I have listened to jokes read page after page by an 11 yr old.
8 year old’s secrets shared under layers of safety
I’ve heard keypads clicking, connecting teenagers,
And a husband cooking fish for lunch.

The whisper of my inner voice, and the screams of delight on a roller coaster.
I’ve listened to pain; I’ve heard loneliness sobbing in the dark.
A dog welcoming me home, and an endless complaint.
I’ve heard the gentleness of understanding and the security of knowing.

Hear that? Now? You may need to move in closer, or take a few steps back.
It’s a folk song, a symphony, all of life.
Hum along if you dare. Go on, tap your foot, harmonize, put down a beat.
Join in.

But know that we are not here to just listen, nor simply applaud.
For we are here also to compose.

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  1. Carl Van Krimpen says:


  2. Joan Cook says:

    As a fellow Mom, I hear your music, Meg.  These are the rythms of the ages, that keep us moving in the right direction……and, I hope, will do so for eons.

  3. ann says:

    You create glorious feeling of connectedness.
    Thank you

  4. meg says:

    Thank you for your comments, I aim to find as much meaning as I can while on this journey. It’s a privilege to share it with whoever happens to read.

  5. Tamara says:

    This is so lovely … thanks for sharing. 

  6. Suzanne says:

    “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” @keycover

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