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The Music Within Me

Updated on April 18, 2016
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Respected vocal coach Audrey Hunt believes singing is our birthright. "If you can speak, you can sing. Here's how."

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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

© 2015 Audrey Hunt

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      Hezekiah 23 months ago from Japan

      Very nice poetry there.

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      Tyrone Smalls 23 months ago from Edi, Isl.

      Man u have a way with words...sesatuonal!!!

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      Debbie Villines 23 months ago from Iowa

      gave you a thumbs up, and beautiful hub;) enjoyed reading your poem.

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Music ...aaaah the mystery and beauty of it...and your talent allows you to share it with all who come to hear and just for your own heart and soul as well.

      Voted Up++++ shared

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A Delightful musical poem for poetry month Audrey. I enjoyed the read. Voted up.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful poetry! The lyric, ' You fill up my senses ' came to mind.....

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      Mary Craig 23 months ago from New York

      Your beautiful poem is like music to the mind! Audrey you've made it perfectly clear how wonderful and fulfilling music can be. This poem would be put to music, would country music suit it just fine.

      Voted all but funny.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 23 months ago from Taos, NM

      I'll write my own song - really beautiful Audrey. Music touches the soul and all who make it. Sing your own song.

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely description of the love of music, Audrey. Those feelings are what you can teach others in a book....there will be a book, won't there be????

      love,

      bill

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      Shauna L Bowling 23 months ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful poem, Audrey. Very vivid and melodic.

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      breakfastpop 23 months ago

      Your words are beautiful and lyrical and I hear music in the air!

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      The music of our lives...an infinite melody of feelings. Well done my friend. whonu

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      Rebecca Mealey 23 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How pretty! I can tell you were greatly inspired to write this poem.

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      Christina M. Castro 23 months ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This is such a beautiful poem, Audrey. I like poetry about music.

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      Gail Sobotkin 23 months ago from South Carolina

      Dear Audrey, you truly have music flowing through you and this poem is a wonderful ode to it.

      I've been listening to your Anyone Can Sing, CD, and now have a greater appreciation for how you create the beautiful vocal tones and why you love singing so much!

      Am voting this poem up across the board, except for funny.

      Sending Blessings & Hugs Your Way,

      Gail

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Beautiful write Audrey! How can I resist a piece about music!!

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      Venkatachari M 23 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful lines with awesome expression. Very interesting to read.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      mckbirdbks 23 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      What a beautiful melody you deliver.

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hezekiah - My first visitor! Thank you for being here.

      Tyrone Smalls - Thank you. It's just great to see you here. Your nice words lit up my day!

      pstraubie48 - I can always count on you my beautiful friend to support my work. YOU are the angel that comes my way. Audrey

      Debbie Snack cake - Thanks Debbie for taking time to read my poem and leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

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      Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Your love of music shines through all you write; beautifully!

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      travmaj 23 months ago from australia

      A lovely piece - just makes music reading through your words. Beautiful.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 23 months ago from Reno NV

      I felt every last word! What beautiful music your poetry creates. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Harish Mamgain 23 months ago from India

      Beautiful words about the quest for knowing oneself. The title of the poem is perfect. Enjoyed such a passionate poetry. Audrey, this poem speaks of your beautiful heart. Voted up and shared.

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      Paula 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Audrey....Hello my beautiful Singing friend. This poem is wonderful. Everything you do, you do so well! Have a great week-end, Audrey....Peace, Paula

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      Maria Jordan 23 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Your words dance through my mind straight into my soul - so lovely, dear Audrey.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      Keep listening and responding to that song within, Audrey.

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      Genna East 23 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love the melodic elements in this poem, Audrey. I can hear and feel this poetry playing, singing. Simply beautiful, and an inspiring contribution to poetry month.

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Jodah - Thank you so much. Your own poetry inspires me.

      always exploring - "You Fill Up My Senses" is one of my favorite John Denver songs. I sure miss him. Thank you dear friend.

      billybuc - Yes, absolutely, there will be a book. :) You're so darn cute! I'm grinning from ear-to-ear. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow?

      Love,

      Audrey

      suzettenaples - Thank you for your constant support of my work. I'm so grateful. We all must "sing your own song." And we each have one to sing. You are so special.

      tillsontitan - Your lovely comments mean the world to me. You always understand just where my words are coming from. Your gift for interpretation is astonishing. Thank you dear Mary.

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      bravewarrior - your description of my poem is humbly accepted with gratitude. Thank you Sha!

      breakfastpop - Thank you kindly for taking time to read my poetry. Your wonderful words put a smile on my face.

      whonunuwho - Thanks so much for being here and writing such welcoming comments. Peace and harmony to you my friend.

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      drbj and sherry 23 months ago from south Florida

      Your abiding love of music, Audrey, shines through every well-chosen poetic word. Brava, m'dear. Loved this.

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      CrisSp 23 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Reminded me of Michael Jackson's song, where the lyric goes like..."Only know wherever I go, we're as close as two friends can be"--and he's of course referring to music. (Music & Me, MJ, 1973)

      Delightful and always inspirational.

      Love from the sky~

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      rebeccamealey - Thank you so much for being here, and I really appreciate your lovely comments.

      AudreyHowitt - Ah, thank you my friend. We share a common love. Did the word "muse" originate from "music?"

      CMCastro - Thanks so much. I love writing poetry about music.

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      WillStarr 23 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful work by our beautiful Audrey!

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Happyboomernurse - Your kind comments have touched me deeply. Thank you Gail. I'm just thrilled to know that you've been listening to my CD. Sending love and hugs.

      Audrey

      Venkatachari M - I appreciate your nice comments and thank you for being here. Thank you for the votes and for sharing.

      mckbirdbooks - Oh, Mike...seeing you here really does "light up my life."

      Thank you dear friend.

      Audrey

      Jackie Lynnley - What a nice thing to say! Thanks Jackie.

      travmaj - I love your comments. Thank you so much!

      jhamann - I'm thrilled to know that you could feel these words. Thank you Jamie!

      Harishprasad - Your lovely comments are poetry as well. Thank you for expressing how you feel about my poem. I appreciate this,

      Audrey

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      fpherj48 - Thank you beautiful friend for being here for me. I love your kind comments. You always seem to know just what I need and deliver it in such a lovely way.

      Hugs to my Paula

      FlourishAnyway - Yes, I will take your sage advice. Thank you!

      GennaEast - with your gift of music you relate to what I've written. I'm so glad. Thank you.

      marcoujor - Hello my dear friend. "Your words dance through my mind and straight into my soul." This is beautiful music itself. Thank you with love and hugs.

      Audrey

      drbj - Ah, here she is. And with glorious words of praise. I thank you so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      CrisSp - I, too like this song. He wrote some magnificent lyrics. Thank you kindly and peace and harmony to you.

      WillStarr - Oh, thank you so much my friend!

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      StricktlyDating 22 months ago from Australia

      Very nice.

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      Audrey Hunt 22 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      stricktlydating - Thank you for being here. Enjoy your day.

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      stella vadakin 19 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, a very nice poem. I really understand your poem and feel the same way about my guitars and my music. My guitar waits for me.

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      ocfireflies 18 months ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      What a lovely poem filled with all the makings of harmony and soul.

      Thank you.

      Kim

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      Marlene Bertrand 18 months ago from Northern California, USA

      Music is my "go-to" solution to every mood I'm experiencing. Your poem is quite beautiful as it describes how music can be a way of life.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 13 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem to describe your love for music!

      The weaving of words , the title of the poem is perfect to illustrate your passion for music and your compassionate heart.

      Thank you and have a musical , enjoyable and happy birthday!

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      Audrey Hunt 12 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      ladyguitarpicker -

      You do relate to my poetry my friend. Our music is part of our very soul. You, with your guitar and me with my piano. My best to you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 12 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      What a wonderful tribute to the music within you.

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      Audrey Hunt 12 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      ocfireflies

      It's a pleasure to see you Kim. Thanks for being here and appreciate your nice comments.

      MarleneB

      Music is truly healing in so many ways. I do the same thing. At times just listening to a powerful and beautiful choir makes me feel reborn. So glad you like my poem.

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      Audrey Hunt 11 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      ChitrangadaSharan

      Thank you dear friend. Your lovely comments are poetry and song to my own heart.

      Blessings now and always

      Audrey

      Dear rajan

      Thank you for being here. I never feel that I do justice to music...but I try. I do try.

      Blessings my friend.

      Audrey

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