The backdrop tells me so much is wrong

In this world turned upside down

By an off-key verse in the midst of a song

To which we thought we carried the tune

When we’ve really been off-beat all along.


But sometimes in the middle of a crescendo,

We need a pause to emphasize the beauty of the sound

Of the buildup to everything we still don’t know.

The mystery of the silence can carry us instead

To a higher note as we ricochet from the lowest low.


The hum of this  melody may replace all my previous plans

And the climax of this moment may overshadow all other notes.

But there is hope in the chords which may at times cut our hands

As the rise and fall of this augmented theme

Gives me new strength in the good to be found wherever we land.


–Written by Sandy Heights

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2 thoughts on “Crescendo

  1. So good! Wow! ☀️


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