This One Is For My Love

Music is like water.

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It quenches the soul, cools scorching days,

Calms frenzied minds, plays heart’s candy,

Powers the being;

Music sustains.

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Lullabies to dirges,

Music remains.

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Walkmans to discotheques,

Bhimsen Joshi to Pink Floyd,

Soothing ghazals to brisk songs of protest;

Iceland to Tahiti,

Music remains,

Ever so personal.

Ever the universal.

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Expressing what words cannot –

Hope, anguish, elation, hunger, freedom.

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Music captures – and – music sets you free.

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