Sounds For Troubled Times

One thing I’ve had some time to do lately is to explore what tuneage tends to lift my spirits in these sunken times.

Tramore Inn -It's All In the Play

Sounds For Troubled Times
by Michael Doyle

Susceptible to a classic boogie fever
As though there be a musical lever
Moving past the Killer Bs of composition
So many tunes are sweeping in the imposition

In tune to a need to get up and dance
This music knows it's place in romance
And with Beethoven's 250th birthday
It will despite pandemic be celebrated any way

Joy experienced from a deaf man's ear
Teaches us to hang in there and persevere 
From dark to brilliance in its aspiration
There is a catharsis in its soulful inspiration

Danced into a Rhapsody in an off blue
Dim is the hope for harmony in Gershwin's view
Black jazz energizes a song of song interludes
It sets the tone cool as it defines our moods

In unique charm of a master's composition
Humor has its ways in its improvisation
The sorts of ways that lend their kick
Into writing on heart strings that truly stick

Bent pitches lend their brilliance
In giving voice to our hope and resilience
Everything has its place on our playlist
And anything of happiness not on it will be missed

Forgetting who we are; forgetting where we are
Holding onto that pocketful of moonbeams and stars
There is no need to build a sonic dividing wall
When every tune to your soul might risk its call

Morals of love and loss sign to the universe
Whether it is instrumental or defined in verse
The whole of our songs is much greater than its parts
Each of these a masterpiece adding happiness to our hearts

(c) May 20, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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