Nkululeko Mdudu

Rookie - 18 Points (11 October 1990 / Queenstown/ South Africa)

Music Nourishes The Soul; - Poem by Nkululeko Mdudu

Music nourishes the soul;
Do you disagree? It cures
broken heart; or makes it worse.
It brings happiness with little need
for understanding. Its meaning;
like a sacred scripture lies
in the listener's mind.
I'll play you a tune; and just like good
wine or steak or poetry, It's more potent
with age. So take your mind back to the mystic
melodies of your mothers voice in the womb.Just like
music you understood very little but your heart
knew it to be the best thing you had ever heard.
Oh please i beg; like i'm walking on eggs,
I plead with heavenly speed.
Do listen although you think
that poetry is boring;
though you may be a vegetarian
and though you may prefer whisky to wine,
I say AGAIN and AGAIN and I stand firm
when I say 'never go deaf to the music
of your mothers voice'.Never confuse
It with random noise, and ALWAYS ALWAYS keep
the volume and her blood-pressure low,
we don't the neighbors to know.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 18, 2008

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