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by hippo
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest · #690558
Life revolves around music. Music evolves from life.
Mother Earth, her stories span
Across all ages known to man,
Protecting well her hidden wares
'Til time comes for her to share.
Ballads, Nocturnes, Calypsos,
Strings and Keyboard tremolos,
Jitterbugging, Steel Bands,
These sounds are heard throughout the land.

Cadenzas of pure passion flaming,
Volcanic lava flowing, framing,
A charivari hubbub path,
Little survives in the aftermath.
Hardcore Techno, Jungle, House
Easy listening, Eek-a-Mouse.
Grunge, New Wave and Punk ad hoc,
Moog and Rock-around-the-Clock

From time immemorial
Celestial spheres ethereal,
In harmonic motion stay
Above us in the Milky Way.
Trad and Mod, all types of Jazz
Tin-pan alley razzmatazz,
Wagner opera, Meatloaf too,
Gospel, Jive, Rythym and Blues.

Tidal crescendos of the seas
Alive, with whale songs floating free,
The squalls and storms and balmy calm,
All can be cause for alarm.
Syncopation, Rock and Roll
Hiphop, Rap, Country and Soul,
Classics, Reggae, Dixieland
Skiffle, Swing and Ragtime bands.

Man's contribution plays its part,
His music comes straight from the heart,
Earth's gifts of wood, crude oil and ore
Will, instruments make, for evermore.

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