Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Going Home" #POETRY #LOVE #DEVOTION #RESPECT w/Shelby Lynne "I Only Want To Be With You" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.”

~Ram Dass

I originally published this poem back in the early fall of 2013. It was written in dedication of the love my father had for my mother, something I could never understand until now. The details have been intentionally exaggerated fiction in an effort to make my point; however the truth was in his unyielding selfless devotions to her that I speak to in this piece. As a result of living with this relationship, I believe that "Unconditional Love" deserves respect and should be cherish by both parties. It is a gift that few people will ever have the privilege of encountering. 

My final thought: No one could understand my father and mothers relationship. He stood strong for her and that I can say. When he died my mother realized in a painful way what she had lost. Don't wait until someone is gone to show appreciation and love to that special person in you life. They probably have been waiting for this attention a long time.

Going Home
A rainy mist hovers over ground about a dozen feet or so
Droplets pronounce sound on leaves... then fall below
Wet earth pungency with a slight hint of wild rose
Overwhelms sensations and tickles his nose

Riding a mule, narrow hooves step gingerly over constricted terrain
As fog thickens, eerie quiet echoes a distant shrill, startled an owl flies away
He pulls out a filtered Raleigh cigarette and deliberately lights it
Taking in a deep draw, shrugging his shoulders to a particular reality, regardless of its fit

Mesmerize in his reflection, cherishing this solitude, right or wrong
It is simplicity's' freedom or just mere token to his slow song
The mule follows the track as countless times before
In a downward trod together they rode as rain began to pour

An abrupt decline to a steamy basin
That’s riddled with snakes; a violence of all means
He was not impressed or dissuaded by trepidation
Instead he maintained a stern focus sharp and keen

No sirens song, worship of life or even death fazed him in the tiniest way
It’s just a morning expedition wet with rain; at the corner of the break of day
He’s going home after all to a beauty with eyes’ of deep blue sometimes gray
She’s 5’5’’ to his 6’2’; she’s his soul and maybe more. Who can really say...

No one expects him this early, you see
She’ll be surprised and perhaps pleased
His heart pounds with anticipation to her caress
And those eyes his soul is driven to possess

A stranger’s car is parked in front where he took pause
Walking the mule towards the stables, perplexed yet resolved
He is a man in love, it must be
Because the truth about him, her ,and all three, impossible to see

So he strays away to the rock fence where he stands
With a detached soul; pockets filled with lost hands
The sun rises, breaking the fog, as an engine roars in the distance and disappears
And in a quiet manner, he turns to go home this time, for sure as it appears



Diana Mary Sharpton © 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved

Remember music is my language and these are my thoughts. I hope you have a blessed new year 2017. To accompany this poem I am including a fabulous musicvideo titled "I Only Want To Be With You"(2) sung by Shelby Lynne. I think it fits nicely with the sentiments of the poem It was published on YouTube Oct 1, 2012 by OzzyTunes.

The song is the fourth track in Shelby Lynne's albumn titled "Just a little Lovin" released on January 2008. Her music (i.e. this albumn) is considered a Pop, Country genre.

I am listing the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

"I Only Want To Be With You"(3)
I don't know what it is that makes me love you so
I only know I never want to let you go
'Cause you've started something, oh, can't you see
That ever since we met, you've had a hold on me?
It happens to be true, I only wanna be with you

It doesn't matter where you go or what you do
I want to spend each moment of the day with you
Oh, look what has happened with just one kiss
I never knew that I could be in love like this
It's crazy but it's true, I only wanna be with you

You stopped and smiled at me
And asked me if I wanna date
And I fell into your open arms
Oh, and I didn't stand a chance

Now hold on, baby
I just wanna be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together, baby, I don't care
'Cause you've started something, oh, can't you see
That ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
No matter what you do, oh, I only wanna be with you

Oh, oh, you stopped and you smiled at me
And asked if Id care to dance
I fell into your open arms
And I didn't stand a chance

Now listen, honey
I just wanna be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together, baby, I don't care
'Cause you've started something, oh, can't you see
That ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
No matter what you do, oh, I only wanna be with you

No matter what you do
I only wanna be with you

Love and Peace Diana
Sugar you know the truth. The truth is the perception and that is that I love you. I need your lovin!

References:
1.) Photography: https://therationalmale.com/2011/12/27/women-in-love/
2.) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoUG-TNM8_8
3) Lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/shelby+lynne/i+only+want+to+be+with+you_20751596.html