Music is such a powerful force in my life. There are moments when I get lost in it. I was walking around the lake near my home and put on my iPhone the classic, Pachelbel Canon in D Major. The music enraptured me and this poem is about where it took me.
In the Arms of Pachelbel
by: JP Leddy
The notes quietly tip toe into the window of my mind
Pachelbel enters with his siren like music
Pushing into my memories and pulling out
the deepest part of my heart.
Only he can knock at the door of my loneliness and
break the slave like shackles so I can face my
pain and clean the last wounds of
love lost into the regrettable past.
Tears pour not from my eyes but
from my heart down inside my body filling
every blood vessel and cavity as I am swept
through wave after wave of emotional tides.
My friends echo in unison for me to move on
to new interests where love may grow
Yet all I find are sprouts that wither quickly into
the parched ground of one night stands and non-commitment.
So I find myself in the arms of my perfect lover, Pachelbel
whose haunting music moves my soul into his
comforting arms where loneliness finds rest from
the reality of singleness in momentary bliss.
Oh, Pachelbel, sweep me away into the land
of belief where I can look again to the horizon
where true love may be found and that the music you give
will find me refuge in the arms of a love of all time.
Submitted to : Monday’s Potluck’s Kings and Queens