The Pause Is Also A Part OF The Music

The Pause Is Also A Part OF The Music
By Don Ray Williams
February 1, 2005

Relationships are interesting things,
And you never know what each new relationship brings.
All relationships go through several stages,
Some are long and can fill books, some are short, just mere pages.

The short ones are easy, and quickly dismissed,
The long ones are more difficult, and while they exist,
One begins to wonder “Is this really real?”
“Do I really know what it is that I feel?”

Relationships, in many ways, are very much like music,
You select it. You listen. You like it and you choose it.
But if it is one that you don’t like the chords,
It goes on your list with the other discards.

So now lets consider those very few,
The ones that you think, might be right for you.
On these listen more carefully, consider each note.
Hear the cymbals, the strings, the drums and the flute.

Is there harmony there? Is it pleasing to you?
Is it good when you’re happy? Is it good when you are blue?
Does it fill up your sprit? Does it make you want more?
If it does, then its approaching that perfect score.

And within all music, there are often some breaks,
Pauses, if you will, that musicians take.
They add drama, emphasis, and time to reflect.
It’s an important part of the music, I’ve come to respect.

If you search for music that awakens your spirit,
You’ll just have to listen, you’ll know when you hear it.
The same with relationships that set them apart,
The best ones play music down deep in your heart.
But with either one, before you should choose it,
Remember this,
“The pause is also a part of the music”

2 thoughts on “The Pause Is Also A Part OF The Music

  1. I know you wrote this poem some time ago and I just wanted to comment on the beauty and depth of your insight to life….I thoroughly enjoyed it…in fact it made me reflect on my relationships with people. I printed it and plan to read it now and then as a guide on keeping relationships in the right perspective. Thanks for your gift, Anita

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