Fall in to Song
For just a few minutes I can be free.
The sounds of melody, they take me away.
The sounds all around me fade away.
I can breathe.
The morning dawns.
The rush of new beginnings loom.
So many places to go.
So many things to do.
So many people to see.
Heading out my door, I prepare myself.
I prepare for battle.
Noises of all kinds assault my ear.
The honking of car horns.
People talk on their phones, having loud conversations.
As if no one was listening.
I just want it to be quiet!
Is that too much to ask for?
I try to think. I try to pray.
Sometimes I just can't.
I need to block out the noise.
And I turn to you.
There where I sit, there where I stand, I turn you on.
And you save me.
A voice, a piano, a saxophone melts my heart.
A lyric, a guitar riff, it soothes me - and makes it all disappear.
You tell me a story.
You make me cry.
You make me dance my anger away.
I am there with you, and you are deep within me.
Without you, the sounds of the world would be deafening.
I wouldn't feel alive.
In you, I want to exist.
The world outside doesn't matter.
All I want is the beat.
Rock my soul.
Tune in. Tune out. I sway with the rhythm.
Singing along to every word, I don't care.
Free me from this oppressiveness.
Every note takes me to Heaven.
And there is more to life.
It lasts momentarily, but oh, the feeling.
That high, that jolt.
I would never want to give it up.
It gives me hope to get through the day.
Gets me through to the next time.
And I can go on in perfect harmony.
Nothing else but a song is all I need at this moment.
Just for a moment there is silence.
Then the world goes on.
I go on.
Ida M. Nieves
May 12, 2021