Do You Hum Along

There are times you need to hear a song
Something to make your mind go elsewhere
Maybe it will make you simply pause in time
It can paint a picture that will take you there.

A melody that slowly leads you across the floor
Eyes closed and just a slight sway as you move
You remember with a smile a time in the past
Tracing a step like a needle in a record groove.

Maybe it’s a haunting refrain that makes you get up
Your arms and your legs just can’t seem to be still
You clap or you tap and muscle memory takes over
Your body moves itself almost without your will.

But there are songs that can almost be a surprise
Taking your mind back, bringing a sight and smell
You sit holding your hands and bowing your head
So real that it might cause a tear in your eye to well.


About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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4 Responses to Do You Hum Along

  1. Kathleen says:

    You’re ‘singing my song’ here Charles. I love music/songs…even the ones that cause me to tear up; I love when they pull out my memories and let me visit there once again. Lovely post.

  2. they paint a picture of that place you daren’t set foot into… and somehow as the music plays, you walk right into it. smile or tears come then… so happens that I’m listening to “Fixing a Broken Heart” while reading this post.

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