Crank It

Turn the music up

Amplify the notes

Send the sound soaring

So everyone can hear

Sing along or

Just shout the words

Move to the rhythm

Let the music take control

Nothing can touch so many

Like a collection of notes together

It brings people closer

And moves so many

Especially now

When we mourn a loss

Crank up the radio

Let the heavens hear

Our songs of healing

This week (Oct 6th) the world of music lost a legend. I am not a musician and can’t even read music, but I know that Eddie could play the hell out of a guitar, not just play it, own it. There are so many great songs he had his hands in it is hard to pick a favorite… instead I went with an instrumental he did to celebrate the outstanding musician he was (who I discovered was self taught).

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – amplify


He takes the guitar
Into his grasp
Places the strap
Over his shoulder
Finding the right fret
He cradles the neck
Gently beginning to strum
He plays the chords
And hums along
Letting the notes
Drift around his head
He is transformed
By the music
To a place of calm
And inner peace
Filled with hope
It washes away
The stress of the day
And leaves him feeling
Like he could be
A star…