Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Steel Ball #POETRY #FREEVERSE #TEXAS #MOTION w/ #JoanArmatrading "Save Me" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #ILovU #AsUR

Turtle Creek by Diana Mary Sharpton Photography

Introduction:

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

― Martha Graham

We have all had moments in our lives where choice impacted it so dramatically that seconds later one realizes their journey was moved into a different direction or sphere. It's at the crossroad of life. Some people this means a fall from grace or even death, others a change in country, face and/or new opportunities.... so many things are interwoven in choice that with the flick of a switch it is a life altering set of circumstances.

The brutality of this choice is in the only question one can ask. If you were given the chance would you choose the same action? And if the answer is "YES", then there is a second question, what will you make of it?



I finally found a brilliant song that speaks to this type of moment in life, the fear of change and to my poem "The Steel Ball" below. The artist is Joan Armatrading with her spectacular song titled "Save Me".  

Joan is a singer, songwriter from the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. Her genre is rock, pop, folk rock, blues and the video was uploaded on Jul 31, 2018, by Joan Armatrading - Topic

I have added the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.


The Steel Ball
by Diana Mary Sharpton

A steel ball rolls diagonally across a bench,
Faster, to an edge it must swiftly reach.
Metal on metal, a screech echoes in demur regret,
Gravity pulls, inward, sounds as it accelerates.
Motion yields to its build in speed,
Nearly stopped at the edge; as if to take heed.
Seconds pass shifting into a faceless dive,
Over the edge it falls, a refugee’s flight,
Downward, rapidly, speed comes alive,
Screaming, through time in a veil, disguising sight.
It hits the floor in furious velocity,
Bouncing,
Propelling up, akin to keys thrown upon wind and sky!
Falling, fingers reach toward a corner flying by,
Touching, slipping quickly away from hold,
Bouncing,
Half-way between the second and first, the story’s told,
Nothing to grab, encapsulated within space in flight,
Plunging into a painful free fall, the end approach’s sight,
           Bounce,
A quarter past this time,
Nothing to grab, on a ship naturally misaligned,
Bounce, Bounce, and then it continues to rolls,
Quietly to arrive at rest as life unfolds.
© copywrite by Diana Mary Sharpton

Save Me
Joan Armatrading

Sinking
Caught up in a whirling motion
Such a strange sensation
The currents uncertain
Like sails of a mill
I spin
Like wheels I move in a circle
While you stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Intimacy and affection
Frozen
In this game of chance
I forfeit
Full hand of love
With no counters
Like a moth
With no flame
To persuade me
Like blood in the rain
Running thin
While you stand on the inside
Looking in
Save me
Inside looking in
Complete in yourself
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading / Pam Nestor
Save Me lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.

Thank you for your continued support. Music and poetry is a language... listen and read carefully...

Diana Mary Sharpton


I need you in my life... to be my dear friend, love and lover. I lifeline is there...

References:
1.)   Photography: Turtle Creek by Diana Mary Sharpton Photography
2.) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOdRrVwRiA
3.) Lyrics: see above

Lenny Williams “Cause I Love You” Classic R&B #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton #ILovU

Lenny Williams (1)

Introduction


Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.

Good things come to those who wait.” 


― Jess C. Scott

Sundays should be deemed strictly for classics music. This song awakened me up this morning by Lenny Williams, a singer-songwriter and musician from the Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. The music featured this morning has a Soul, R&B and Jazz genre. Lyrics and music are amazing and a video recording from one of Lenny’s live performances. I am going to HIGHLY recommend a few minutes of your time to listen. The 1978 mega hit song is titled “Cause I Love You(2).  The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Jan 2, 2011by Jazz Alexander.

Lyrics:

  "Cause I Love You" (3)
Girl, you know I love you
No matter what you do
And I hope you understand me
Every word I say is true, 'cause I love you'

Baby, I'm thinkin' of you
Tryin' to be more of a man for you
And I don't have much of riches
But we gonna see it through, 'cause I love you

Some men need lots of women
For their passions to feel
But I want only you, girl
If it's in, if it's in, if it's in Lord's will, 'cause I, 'cause I love you

I, I, I love you, baby
With all my heart and soul, oh, oh, oh

I love you
I need you
I want you
I need you

Oh, oh, oh, your love makes me grow stronger
It keeps goin' on, oh, baby, I'm glad I found you
I just love to be around you, oh, baby
You've been so good to me, oh, baby, oh, oh, oh

You know, one time things got so bad until
I had to go to one of my friends and talk to him
And I told him, I said, "You know
I'm having problems with the woman that I love

It seems that I call her on the phone and I, I just can't get her to answer
And then I went to her house and I saw a car parked in the driveway
I knocked on the door, but still my knocks went unanswered
And then I went home and I, I watched television until television went off

And then I played my records until I just didn't want to hear them
Anymore and finally I went to bed
But I found myself waking up a few hours later
And the tears were running down my face" And my friend told me

He said, "Lenny, you just oughta forget about her"
But I told my friend, I said, "You know, maybe you've never been in love
Like I've been in love, and maybe you've never felt the things that I've felt"
But this is what I told my friend

I said, "You know, sometimes you get lonely
You get lonely, you get lonely"
Oh, oh, oh and I cry, I cry
Oh, oh, oh

And the tears would fill up in the wells, in the wells of my eyes, oh baby
And then it got so bad, it got so bad
Till one time I thought I'd roll myself up in a big ol' ball and die
And then I met you, darlin' and you smiled at me

Oh, oh, it was such a pretty smile, yes, it was
And you reached out your hand
You helped me, you helped me, you helped, oh
I'm glad, baby, I'm glad, baby, oh, oh, oh, baby

I won't ever leave you, baby, I won't ever grieve you, baby
I'm gonna love you, oh, oh, oh, baby
I'm glad, I'm glad, baby
Oh, oh, yeah, baby, oh, oh, oh

I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, oh
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you
I love you

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you are having a blessed evening or morning.

Peace and Love Always Diana

Yes indeed Sugar I love you!!!

References:
 1.)    Photograph: Lenny Williams. http://soultrain.com/2012/06/08/lenny-williams-still/
2.)    Video: Cause I Love You. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rb5F8y5Mhw
3.)     Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lennywilliams/causeiloveyou.html