Music Gives Wings to the Soul
The Music Lives Within Me
The Music Within Me
The music within me plays on and on
This song in my heart whispers its magic melody
Guiding me on to my quest for truth
Linking me to each timeless memory
I sing to open the gates of freedom
Guiding me to my own front door
Beyond the cadence life goes on
An unfinished life
Petals in the wind
A custodian for the future
Keeping my dreams afloat
Prismatic colors invade empty measures
A piano sits waiting
Ten small fingers restoring it's soul
The music within me claims my passion
6/8 time explores rhythm sublime
A dazzling reverie lingers across my mind
escorting feelings lost sensations
A banquet of genuine gratuity
Magnificence honored to validate the movement of the moment.
Destiny lures me over the bridge
I'll go my own way
I'll write my own song
You are my musical theme...and the music plays on.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
-Ludwig van Beethoven
Music introduced itself to me at the age of 4. It was during a church service that I first sang my first song in public. I remember as clear as day how it happened. The sermon featured the birth of Christ (Christmastime) and the scheduled soloist was ill. I heard the words ring out, "We need someone to come up to the stage and sing a song about the birth of Jesus. Would somebody be willing to help us out"?
I raised my little hand and bravely walked from my seat and up the stairs to the pulpit. The microphone was handed to me along with a stool to stand on so I could be seen by everyone.
As I gazed into the large audience I told myself that I was singing for Christ so I had better do a good job. I reminded myself not to be afraid and to sing from my heart. That's exactly what I did.
My little voice was filled with confidence as I felt the meaning of each word - "Away in a manger no room for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head". I sang a cappella using perfect pitch.
Tears were streaming down the faces before me. I wasn't sure why. My mother explained to me later that I had given those folks a special gift. My singing helped them to feel a sweetness inside themselves.
Through music people experience a kind of love. We all need to feel this love but somehow we get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to do those things that make us feel love and joy.
© 2015 Audrey Hunt