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"MELODIES" By: Chantel Amissah




POEM: "MELODIES"


I’m all too familiar with the songs that play in my mind Their melodies

seep into my spirit,

dictate the range of emotions

that run through me


These tunes

harmonize

to a choir

of sadness

in my heart


They give me

brief moments of joy,

at times nostalgia

I’ve listened

to the somber melodies

that keep me

in the midst

of my own darkness,

lamenting

over my biggest losses


But I have also danced

through the upbeat ones

for they galvanize

my spirit

in times of celebration,

sheer happiness


I’m all too familiar with the songs that play in my mind

They repeat

as I move

through

life.

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