Life is so complex,
Like the rhythms and melodies of jazz.
Always open to interpretation,
Constantly moving and changing, like the syllables of improvisational scats.
Each hour marks a line
Which all compile to create each day’s song:
Sometimes upbeat and jubilant,
Sometimes moody and melancholy.
The lyrics tell your story.
The situations, tasks, and events of the day are the notes.
You embody an instrument that plays accordingly.
Some days you may be at the top of the charts;
Other days you may not even chart at all.
Nothing ever really stays the same.
That’s the joy of opening your eyes to a new day.
One never knows what lies ahead.
So when you get right down to it,
Life is a series of albums that detail
The colorful phases of your growth, development, and experiences,
All of the hits and misses,
All of the highs and lows.
That’s the music of life.
© 2012 BuddahDesmond
“The Music of Life” is featured in the “Life” section of Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics. Prevail is available at iUniverse, Amazon (Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Book-A-Million (Paperback | Hardcover), and other retailers.
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