Death By Music

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I sit and listen ~

As the notes flay

The very skin

From my bones ~

As the memories

Come all unbidden

And unwelcome ~

And take my breath

And all my control

Away ~

I wonder if my face

Reveals my thoughts ~

My turbulent emotions ~

I remember too much ~

It’s almost more than

I can bear ~

The grief and the

Pain, and the loss

Of a love that was

Meant to last forever ~

I guess they’re not

Making forever the

Way they used to ~

Goodbye ~

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Born in a small, Illinois log cabin. No, that won't work. The pampered only child of incredibly wealthy parents. No, that doesn't fly either. Raised by French nuns after her aristocratic parents were beheaded. No, that's been done! An East Coast transplant to the Pacific Northwest, this notoriously late bloomer began her new life with a new career as a writer and blogger. She has taken to both the new location and the career move like a duck to water. Writing for Expats Post is a new adventure, and our intrepid risk-taker is diving in, feeling right at home with so many old friends.
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  • http://www.icare2be.wordpress.com Frank

    Melody, WOW! Beautiful! It strikes cords deep down inside. Thank you for sharing the pain and forever love.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Frank, sometimes what the Universe sends is sad, but I wouldn’t change a moment. Better the pain than never to have known the love.

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      • http://www.icare2be.wordpress.com Frank

        So very true! It is sad it is that way. I forgot to compliment the picture that you chose to go with the poem. Perfect selection.

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  • Cher Duncombe

    “I sit and listen ~

    As the notes flay

    The very skin

    From my bones ~”

    Melody, this is sadly beautiful.

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  • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

    Cher, have you noticed how often sadness and beauty are intertwined? No one gets through this world unscathed. Maybe the trick is to wear your battle scars with pride. I know you understand.

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  • http://tjlubrano.blogspot.com/ TJ Lubrano

    So so beautiful Melody. The piece that Cher picked, spoke to me the most as well. I could see it as a soft, but sad illustration. And you’re right, beauty and sadness are often intertwined.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Thank you, TJ. I like it that my words awaken a response in you that you express in terms of your art. It’s not only beauty and sadness, but ourselves, which are often intertwined. :)

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  • http://www.tiredofpreviews.com Katy Kern

    “I wonder if my face
    Reveals my thoughts ~
    My turbulent emotions ~
    I remember too much ~
    It’s almost more than
    I can bear ~”

    Wonderful, Melody.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Thank you, Katy. “They” say we’re never given more than we can bear, but sometimes I think the Universe grades on an awfully big curve.

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      • http://www.tiredofpreviews.com Katy Kern

        You can say that again.

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  • http://sipsofjenandtonic.com Jen and Tonic

    “The grief and the
    Pain, and the loss
    Of a love that was
    Meant to last forever”

    This reminds me of my first real heartbreak. I sat on the floor and cried for months about it. I rarely think about it, but when I do, there is a part of me that still stings over it.

    Wonderful. Really well done.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Thank you, Jen. I know what you mean. Sometimes, as here, you get blindsided and it’s amazing how much it still hurts. This is my way of dealing. Sharing it eases the pain.

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  • http://skdd.wordpress.com Theresa H Hall

    Music and lyrics have a way of unlocking vivid memories that many of us want to keep in the recesses of our minds. Unbidden and many times unwanted longings are resurrected in an instant, and we find they still can be powerful forces to torment our hearts.

    Well written expression with emotion.

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    • http://pacificmelody.wordpress.com Melody J Haislip

      Music as time travel. It can take you back years, decades, and it truly can be powerful enough to take your breath away. Thank you, Theresa.

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  • Anya Pham

    That was a beautiful portrait of a moment and experience. I can relate.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Sometimes you simply get blindsided.

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  • Anya Pham

    Oh, how universal. Who hasn’t had a moment like this, evoked by music?

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