Given a writing challenge, I decided to be one to accept and this challenge came from http://nostroviawriting.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/writing-prompts-and-blog-promotion-poetry-writing/ Check it out, would love to see what you have to say!!! 🙂
One can use many analogies to describe life. It can be compared to art, a book, nature, food, and in this case, music. Music is a very important part of my life. I feel it resonating, echoing in my soul. I try to let it pour from within my being and let it spill out into the world for all to see, to hear. My life’s song has been a bittersweet symphony, full of highs and lows. If you listen closely, you might just be able to hear it. I feel it is important to quiet your mind and take a good listen or other noises might get in the way of what’s being sung.
Some can’t hear the music, but I feel we all have a song within our hearts, beating our own beat. It should never be the exact same melody as another’s. We’re all unique, perhaps some of our tales are like that of people we come across, but the song in its entirety will not match another. Some struggle to find their song, to know their own identity. I have been lost before, wondering who I was, where I was headed, what I wanted to do. It’s a hard thing to live with, trying to figure out who you are. If one stops listening to others, what they say we should think, how we should feel, what we should do, and who we should be and become…it then becomes easier to hear what’s going on inside our own minds.
Within our minds is the rational and thinking side and also the emotional and feeling side, otherwise known as our “heart”. Getting the two sides to be on the same page is difficult to say the least, but it is possible. I tend to follow my emotional and feeling side more often, but sometimes the rational and thinking side takes over. When the two butt heads, it can be a struggle. I have over the years found a way to deal with the two siblings fighting within me. I decided to never again lose myself within myself. I wanted to know my song, feel it as it changed. As I grow, it flows in different directions. Bright and vivid colors swirl within the melodies and harmonies, taking one to not just a place of sound, but one of sight as well. I want one to hear my song, but see it and feel it too.
So, close your eyes. Quiet yourself from all the noises that surround you, even your own whirling thoughts and emotions. Let your senses take over. What do you hear within yourself? Can you feel your song beating within your heart, pulsing within your veins? Will you share it with others? Will you share it with me? Will you listen to my song? I don’t hide it from anyone, so join me if you’re brave enough. 🙂