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Dan Reynolds Male, 55, United Kingdom (9/11/2013 5:17:00 AM)

When I listen to Camel’s song, “For today”

I tethered my thoughts to a mournful tune
which held them above the abyss.
It cradled and comforted, succour, so soon
I was kept from the edge of the dark precipice.

That place where the faces of phantoms collide
with the snap-shots of summers locked deep in our soul.
The dreams mix with memories, rocking the tide
so the ebb and the flow can but coax or cajole.

All the pain that was instant, instead of prolonged
may have stolen the beat from those thousands of hearts
May this tune guide them home, back where they once belonged.
When the anger subsides and the healing then starts.

Yes I tether my thoughts on a mournful tune,
with a pause for a breath at the break in the score.
May it carry my hopes in its silken cocoon
till the screams of the lost, need be heard here no more.


Note: This is my attempt to describe the power of a piece of music, inspired by the images of the divers from the Twin Towers

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (9/12/2013 11:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    As arguably the US A 's last, lone Camel Jockey, err junkie...I say, : " Absolutely, Danny...I hear you" ....And while we're " miraging" ...Latimer's " White Rider" reminds me of victory in the construction of a building, even taller than the twins(1776 feet) ....How's trix, mate?~FjR~

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    • Dan Reynolds (9/13/2013 1:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Doing well Frank. Left my pharmaceutical career for something less stressful, less money but less hassle, ; ¬)

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