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The Wondrous Man of Music

The man of music tuned his guitar,
ready to play to empty hearts who have needs.
Those who pass by put coins in his jar
and right next to his stool there’s a sign that reads;

just ten little pennies
they make up a dime
and for ten of these
I’ll write you a rhyme
and for just ten more
I’ll put it to song
but always it’s free
to sing right along
to feel it’s magic
you must take a chance
just open your heart
and with someone dance

As the light turned green, perfect the time,
the minstrel now started a love rhapsody.
The moment called for chords, notes and rhyme,
so magical was the minstrel’s tapestry.

Walking south on a street called Desire,
approaching the corner where the minstrel played.
His mind was churning, heart rate higher,
hoping and dreaming the loneliness would fade.

He longed in his life to be sharing,
as to give so purely the love in his heart.
He was a good man, full of caring,
seeking and looking to give life a fresh start

Walking west on Avenue Wishful,
she faintly hears the minstrel playing his song.
Her mind focused on dreams so blissful,
and of a romance lasting her whole life long.

She believed in love, longing it much,
hoping that one day she would feel its blessing.
Love was elusive, left not a touch
she had only dreams and a heart left guessing.

Both now hear clearly, chords of magic,
both he and she smitten by the minstrel’s song.
Both knew to leave now, would be tragic,
both he and she knew to ignore would be wrong.

As they fed his jar, their eyes first met,
he asked her so nicely, they started to dance.
Love soon sprang forth, their future now set,
each had heard the calling, and both took the chance.

The music man smiled, goodness achieved,
retuning his guitar, he silently prayed.
Giving thanks for those who love received,
through the magic felt through the music he made.

A shy sweet girl has strolled down his way
A young man approaching, gives her a glance.
Time for the minstrel to start to play,
time for some rhyming and a song for a dance.

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Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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Comments

  • Corneilia
    Corneiliaalmost 2 years ago

    such a beautiful piece Roger! i loved reading it, every word! i especially loved the rhyme scheme :)

  • Thank you so much Corneilia. From one writer to another, your comment makes me happy :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 2 years ago

    to seek the music that brings the heart to dance…
    a beautiful love story…this is my friend..
    have a great day rog…filled with great tunes and life.

  • Hi Terri my Tennesse friend. And may I say, right back to ya :)
    Just think… in about 3 months your neck of the woods is going
    to be awesome. I sure do miss it. The best to you always.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    I need the address to this music man:)) Wow! Just amazed at the creativity here and the romantic feelings I have. Incredible story and wouldn’t it be so great if this were true? I love this so much. It is one I may have to read before bed each night so I can fall asleep with a smile on my lips!! Oh my goodness! I am blown away and think maybe I should just take my pencil and go home:) Thank you for writing something that will bring out the little girl in all of us women:))

  • What do I say in reply to such a wonderful comment that you have written here. I thank you so much, from my heart I do. When the time comes, the dance you will have, will be the sweetest of them all. And the rhapsody played… will be equaled only by the dreams of your beautiful way. You are special :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! I just want everyone to read this amazingly creative work. Lovely and so unique!

  • Awe Donna you are so nice. Thanks you for the feature xo

    – Roger Sampson

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemeralmost 2 years ago

    lovely work roger…

  • Thank you so very much and I will honestly say… your comment is greatly appreciated.

    – Roger Sampson

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    That’s so sweet, love it!!!

  • Thanks a bunch nice friend :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    oh wow this is so beautiful and the song I hear is such a sweet melody…..a wonderful, romantic and enchanting write this is:)

  • Thanks Robin. What a delightful comment :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    Ohh Rog this is like a short story in poetry!! Absolutely in love with the beautiful tale you wrote and rhymed so perfectly! Quite a masterpiece I say! Just love, love, love this so much!!! : )) xoxoxoxxoxoxoxooxxo

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

    Congratulations on your EDITORS WEEKLY CHOICE FEATURE NICELY WRITTEN A FAV

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    *`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥
    ☆ º ♥ `•.¸.•´ ♥ º ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥

  • Thanks Bonita… you nice person you :))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations Writing Of The Week!
    Editors Weekly Choice Ending May 12th, 2013
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • Thank you Evita… you bless me :)

    – Roger Sampson

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