Play it Loud

As part of my dVerse prompt on Soul Jane Dougherty wrote this wonderfully lyrical piece.

Something in the wind tonight

Plays music with the wild starlight,

As I listen to the planets’ roar,

On this misty foreign shore,

And though I look I’ll never find

The lost and faded left behind.

 

So play the song and play it loud

Lift up your voices, heads unbowed.

 

Sing me a song of yesteryear,

That’s what they call the sadness drear

That comes with distance and regret,

The places, people we forget,

The memories now tucked away,

Pictures of those who couldn’t stay.

 

So play the song and play it loud,

Lift up your voices, heads unbowed.

 

These ghosts that drift and never sleep,

That whisper stories, make us weep,

Are better far, were better days

Than this cold-hearted, bullet-blaze

Where children die for want of love.

Will it return, was it ever sent,

That mystic, spotless, hopeless dove?

 

So play the song and play it loud

And wear its lament like a shroud.

 

I have, with her permission, created a song from it. Listen below.

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