The Battle of Music

Why is music so important? I touch on the subject, briefly, in this blank verse.

The Battle of Music
by J. Randal Matheny

The battle of music must be fought,
The war of mind above the heart;
We sing to teach and not to stir
Emotions, for praise and not a show
Of talent. When feelings drive the song,
The powerless cart’s before the horse,
And gone the Spirit’s force in words,
And drowned divine sustaining thought.

Blank verse means it has meter, but doesn’t rhyme. Hope you’re not disappointed. …

6 Replies to “The Battle of Music”

  1. I love it, Randal! Excellent thoughts, and well done also. Your meter is strong, and I didn’t realize that it doesn’t rhyme until I read your comment pointing that out. Good work!

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