How many people notice I use the word
How few understand
How could they
in a world which values sensual and sensational
over soulful and sublime?
Soulful is a child-like innocence
awed at a flowing waterfall
drawn to a tiny new flower
smiling with the kids you see laughing at the fair
Soulful is feeling music penetrate your heart
like a breathtaking new day
Basking in the final lingering chord
of A Day in the Life
Hearing the haunting echo calling you
in John Denvers Country Roads
Eagerly anticipating the 20 second harpsichord solo
in Billy Joels Shes Right on Time
for it always says as much
as an epic novel
Soulful is reading a poem which rips your heart out
but you must read more
for it is about you
in ways even you didnt know
Or sitting in a theater
glad it is dark
so no one will see you moved to tears.
And moved even more as you hear a roomful of tissues.
You are not the only one.
Love has a way of going through your scaly armor
hitting you with a quickness and depth youve rarely seen
Once your heart has melted
you never want to go back
and just remain forever