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Poem: Sweet Melody

Updated on November 12, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

There's something about those old fashioned love songs- the scratchy musical excursions of old vinyl LPs- that has a unique melody. The likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, crooning gently in our ears that makes our hearts melt.

So imagine if you would, two lost souls that finally manage to get back together, a gentle reluctant touch at first, a hesitant peck and then an almighty hug.

Imagine, then, the scratchy sounds of an old fashioned love song, the voice, the tune, the melody...

Imagine a shy dance on orange and red leaves... as the sun dips with a golden glow ...

Sweet Melody




Pen me an old fashioned love song

Then sing me the sweet melody

Take my hands

And make me dance

For this may be

Our only chance...


**


Where were you all these days

Why did we part our ways

Did you listen to what your heart says

Do I still make your pulse and mind race?


**


Stay close and kiss me slow and long

Let my body melt in your arms

Hold my face

Look in my eyes

Warm your cheeks

With my sighs

**


Fall I did, never wondered why

Winters that froze like the lie

Summers that went slowly by

Springs that brought tears to my eye


**


Knit your fingers in my hand

Sit by my side on the sand

Lean on me

And share my glee

Rise and fall

Like the waves in sea


**


Fate did listen to my plea

Hope rests like a hand on my knee

Now I see you see me

I see how us become we


**


Sing me an old fashioned love song

Bring me a sweet melody

Take my hands

And make me dance

For this may be

Our only chance...

For this may be

Our only chance...

(fade away)....

© 2011 Mohan Kumar

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    • dghbrh profile image

      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Loved every bit of this work here. Really your selection of photos are wonderful.....

      '....Knit your fingers in my hand

      Sit by my side on the sand

      Lean on me

      And share my glee

      Rise and fall

      Like the waves in sea...'

      Simply mind blowing....

      Shared and votes way up

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      Joanne M Olivieri 

      5 years ago

      So romantic and heartfelt. It is just a beautiful piece of art. Voted up!

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      Sueswan 

      5 years ago

      Hi Docmo,

      Breathtakingly beautiful and romantic. Loved it. Thank you for sharing Daisy.

      Voted up +++ and sharing.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      Wow! Your words and the images you've used are perfect! This is brilliant writing, my friend,

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      TT - your VUMS are chasing away my GLUMS! thank you.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Dotti - thank you- really appreciate your comments. 'words to melt a woman's heart' I wish I had them in my wild teens!

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I was so caught up in your words that I forgot to keep breathing! You have taught me the meaning of breathtaking. What a beautiful picture you paint of a timeless connection of two souls in love.

      I am so glad you included that intro. I adore the sounds of those sctachy records. Something about that quiet crackling is comforting.

      As usual, very well done.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Another beautiful and utterly loverly poem, Doc! :) VUMS

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      D. Juris-stetser 

      6 years ago

      Sweet, touchingly romantic, and sensuous all at the same time. You certainly know the words to choose to melt a woman's heart. I just love it Docmo, voted awesome, beautiful, and,, this goes without saying, voted up!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      @Epi- you flatter this humble writer of influencing your writing. Thanks for your kind words. I am indeed, an incurable Romantic. Of this ailment, I hope they never find a cure. You are a gentleman, Sir.

      @Acaetnna- Thank you for your comment. I am glad you liked the accompanying songs.

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      acaetnna 

      7 years ago from Guildford

      What wonderful poetry and choice of song. It set my heart a flutter!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      @Lady_E - thanks very much!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ..this is a work of art my friend - but then again - all of your fine hubs are - and yes you have influenced my writing (at times) because I perceive you to be such an incurable romantic and a complete gentleman - and that is something for another 'man' to look up to .......

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      Elena 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful Lyrics - Lovely song.

      Thanks.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks Gus- much appreciated!

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      7 years ago from USA

      Hi Docmo - Good stuff.

      Your lead-in photo was truly a winner. Good choice or good photography, whichever it may have been. Very nice.

      Gus :-)))

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      @Twilight Lawns - glad you like Ella's soulful songs too. I wondered about the 'bad timing' ?

      @drbj- I love having many sides... keeps me unmeasurable like a complex polyhedron ;-)

      @Ashantina- love that it gave you butterflies...thanks!

      @Pamela99- Thnak you so much for the read/support/vote.

      @Denise- thanks for dropping by- sorry about the tear but pleased it touched you. I do agree about the many beautiful Country & Western songs.

      @Cogerson- Thank you very much!

      @always exploring- I am glad you liked that line- my favourite too.Thanks!

      @Bumpsysmum- nostalgia seems to be the common theme here- Thank you so much.

      @Amy- yes- memories are addictive and seep deep in our keep ( I can see another poem starting.. stop!) Thanks for sharing the emotions - I think good writing should touch chords. I ma glad mine did.

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      Amy Becherer 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Isn't it amazing how different we all are, yet so much the same? You captured the essence of powerful memories, keeping them forever sacred with your association with a particular song. And, that song will forever remind you and her of the powerful emotions that link you together through all time. Gorgeously hits the mark with anyone who has ever been in love, Docmo.

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      Bumpsysmum 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Very beautiful Docmo, great selections brought back some very old memories, nostalgia swept me away :-)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I read your beautiful poetry as i listened to Ella...Can't get any better than that....Your line, 'Knit your fingers in my hand'...Is one of a kind. You are so very gifted!! Thank you.

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Great job Docmo...you have written another beautiful poem....a poem that gets my mind going.....very impressive voted up and beautiful

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Mohan-I always love your poetry and this poem is no exception! Touching-brought a tear to my eye.

      Funny-today, while driving the back roads of North Carolina from Raleigh Airport I was thinking of how many country 'love songs' I enjoy. Planning on doing a hub about them at some point.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Very enjoyable hub. The poetry is very good and Ella has always been one of my favorites. Voted up/beautiful.

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      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

      I so love your poetry Docmo!!! Gave me butterflies as I was reading............... up/beautiful

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Ah, Docmo - another side of you - the romantic side. Thanks for the sweet videos - Ella is unforgettable.

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      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Everybody has a song or two that he or she shares with "one significant other" one of these is Ella and Louis Singing "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and Ella or Billie Holday singing "Every Time We Say Goodbye"...

      Great hub, Docmo, but bad timing!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Good morning- it IS a beautiful Sunny Monday here - and it is lovely to see a Sunnie day in my comments too. thank you so much!

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Good Morning Docmo,

      Simply beautiful!

      "Stay close and kiss me slow and long

      Let my body melt in your arms

      Hold my face

      Look in my eyes

      Warm your cheeks

      With my sighs".

      Those are times we will always remember and long for once more. Thank you for a beautiful written poem.Up Awesome and Beautiful.

      Sunnie

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Ah Fay, I can always count on you for warming my heart and appreciating my work. This one, as you know is a preamble to our musical renditions sequel. Yes I wanted you to enjoy an 'old fashioned love song'... something original yet harking back to those beautiful songs we both appreciate - thank - you very much!

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      And you know this touched my heart in a very special place. You did it...gave me an old-fashioned love song with a sweet melody. As always, your selections were perfect and your poetry exquisite. Thanks for starting my day with such loveliness.

      up/awesome and beautiful

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