Inspired by Otis Redding’s “Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay”, this weekend’s evenings with cherished friends and my friend, M. Zane McClellan’s poem, “Love Me Like Lyrics”.
Love songs play on,
Their aging beat strong,
A melody only they can recall.
Lost are the days,
They dreamed and played, fondly,
Stuck inside aging minds, bodies.
Time not a friend,
Yet, deemed humbly,
Music’s sweetest story.
Songs of the sun’s powerful embers,
As their forever continues.
Hurricanes couldn’t divide,
Some tried, no compromise.
Sadly, love always working,
And approaching goodbye.
A late night masterpiece,
Tunes their melody.
Final days found holding,
Feels good to ache again.
Love’s battle cry,
Ceasing time, unworthy.
Yet, honorable and deserving,
Love never ending.
One hope remains,
With fingers intertwined,
Staring at the bay.
Nothing his lyrics forget,
Sunset providing a proper ending.
Her soul breathes and sighs,
She is his, no one could deny.
The dock pulls at them to wait,
Fate would have it no other way,
Life perfect this moment, this day.
Love’s promises made,
If she leaves first, meet at the gate.
His eyes will know hers,
12 thoughts on “Love Plays On”
Like this lots. This is my favorite: “They dreamed and played, fondly, Stuck inside aging minds, bodies.”
Thank you, Duke. Now, that I reread this..I like that part, too.
It’s neat that you feel differently when you reread it.
You know I am often not myself when I write poems. So after time I do see it differently sometimes. This part in particular has even more meaning than I first thought, Duke. It reminds me of, well, ya, of the fun one can have with another person.
I think you’re right, Audith. Really I do.
I really do, too.
Your poem, Michael’s comment, his Otis song, your reply. The whole package inspires me, much like “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.” Thanks, Audrey.
Aww, thank you so much. All the credit goes to Michael. His poetry is inspiring. I hope he sees your comment. My words gravitated to his poem. It happens sometimes. Otis can truly bring it!
Bravo! So flattered to have inspired such a lovely poem. To be mentioned on the same page as Otis Redding, no words for that. I’ll only respond by sharing this song of his with you. I hope that you haven’t heard it before, or in a while. That way it will move you as your poem moved me. Peace and thank you. ~ Michael
Thank you, and the pleasure was all mine, truly. I love when I read a poem that sparks my creativity. Michael, this song goes with the poem perfectly! I vision this couple dancing to this song. Love the added imagery you provided. Thank you so much. ~Audrey
Perfect then, you’re very welcome. I discovered this song a few years ago and love it. Have a great evening with your friends. 🙂
I love it, too. Thank you, I shall. 🙂