Tag: Poetry

Imagining

Imagining

In dreams you come
and hide in the layers
of my mind
Nestled where
I feel your presence
and draw
from your strength
That I might feel hope
with the infusion
of your love
coursing
through my veins
Knowing I am 
not always alone
I sleep deep
in your comfort
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with Dreams

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay

Skyscape

Skyscape

The sky awash
with hues of cerulean,
turquoise and indigo
Reflecting my
ever changing moods
Bright and expectant
falling silent
with deep thoughts
Followed by stillness
as the blues turn darker
Subtle changes
in colors
Collaborating
Sweeping the expanse
Carrying my musings
to another dimension
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

Collaborate - Word of the Day
Subtle - FOWC

Song Lyric Sunday – Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Duets is the theme or this week’s Song Lyric Sunday hosted by Jim Adams. I have chosen a fairly recent song two very talented singers, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, called “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”. It’s a love song with a pretty melody and some beautiful harmonies. I hope you enjoy it.

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” was written by Meghan Trainor, Justin Weaver, and Caitlyn Smith. It was composed as a demo “years ago”, but Trainor was at first hesitant to show the song to her record label during the recording of her debut album, Title (2015). At the request of Trainor’s uncle, Burton Toney, her management listened to the track. Trainor recalls one of her managers being brought to tears by the song, resulting in the decision to include it on the album. 

The song was produced by Trainor and Chris Gelbuda, who she had first met in 2011 at a music conference in Colorado. They later co-wrote Sabrina Carpenter’s “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying”. During their recording of the track “3am” for Title, Trainor told Gelbuda about “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, a reggae song which she felt was a poor fit for the album. The pair brainstormed, with Gelbuda playing various melodies on a guitar, resulting in a change in sound and tempo. “She dug it and it just worked. We built the track together, she sang the vocals, and I worked at it for weeks,” Gelbuda recalls. They recorded “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” in 2014 at The Green Room, Gelbuda’s home studio, in East Nashville, Tennessee. Trainor and Gelbuda did all of the track’s instrumentation, production, and programming.

Initially intended to be a solo recording, L.A. Reid sent it to John Legend, who shares the same management as Trainor. Legend said, “I love this: I want to be a part of it”. Jason Agel recorded Legend’s vocals as a duet with Trainor’s at Germano Studios in New York City, with the assistance of Kenta Yonesaka. Manny Marroquin mixed “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” at Larabee North Studios in Universal City, California, and Dave Kutch mastered it at The Mastering Palace in New York City. Gelbuda describes it as “classic and jazzy” and “a big departure from everything she’s done”.

 Lyrics

I found myself dreaming
In silver and gold
Like a scene from a movie
That every broken heart knows
We were walking on moonlight
And you pulled me close
Split second and you disappeared
And then I was all alone

I woke up in tears
With you by my side
A breath of relief
And I realized
No, we're not promised tomorrow

So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye
Wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted
'cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you

[John Legend:]
In the blink of an eye
Just a whisper of smoke
You could lose everything
The truth is you never know
So I'll kiss you longer, baby
Any chance that I get
I'll make the most of the minutes
And love with no regrets
Let's take our time
To say what we want
Use what we got
Before it's all gone
'Cause no, we're not promised tomorrow

[Both:]
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye
Wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted
'Cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you

Hey
Whoa

I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye
Wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted
'Cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you

Written by Meghan Elizabeth Trainor,
Justin Weaver and Caitlyn Smith

Synchronicity

I am safely back from a lovely vacation and have been enjoying catching up on your posts and the lovely notes you left or me. Thank you so much!

Here is something I thought about while walking on the sand.

Synchronicity

As the sun
turns to gold and
shadows grow long,
the sea takes
back footprints 
left in the sand
 
The traces we leave
or a simple touch
are soon forgotten
Fleeting moments
snatched back as if
never planned
 
Random messages
unspoken reminders
delivered in synchronicity
A sign life
is constantly moving
We easily misunderstand
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word of the Day - Unspoken

Image by Olya Adamovich from Pixabay 
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