Incomplete Melody


Sometimes I sing in incomplete rhymes.
I write in crayon and leave
my shoes beside the sandbox.
I sign my letters with x and o.
I ponder in doubt, the crisscross musings
speaking out loud.

Sometimes a woman needs
flowers out of season, homegrown vegetables,
sex, and easy to read instructions.
Instead she meditates on ice cream
and the Home Shopping Channel.
Attempts to become enlightened.
Prays to paper and pen.
Looking for an all encompassing view.
Hoping for an all embracing embrace.
She offers herself to drumbeat and sage.
The rhythm under the air, turns her heart
to some inferior door, finding something buried
in red.

-Tosha Michelle

My cover of “Never Saw Blue Like That”

Listen to Never Saw Blue Like That by Tosha Michelle 2020 #np on #SoundCloud


84 thoughts on “Incomplete Melody

  1. With all due respect I think I could learn to despise you! I write something I think is okay and then you write that.
    Well done the true poet. I am but a scribbler in your shadow.
    Knobhead! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Bollocks! (How’s that?)
    I doesn’t weigh me down that you are so brilliant. It pushes me to one day be as good and then kick yer ass five days from Sunday! Haha

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  3. Oh, I like this very much, Tosha — enjoy the playfulness of it. And the song, which I’m ashamed to say is unfamiliar to me, is quite lovely; your voice is lovely as well. πŸ™‚

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      1. Huh! Did you just check it? I did and it worked on my end, but earlier I’d made it “private” only so that it put in on a “pause.” Let me know it it still doesn’t work. I just paid WP the yearly $ for the thingie (technical term, lol).

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  4. I love it, and feel it. We all need breaks, and variety is the spice of life! Your voice is so beautiful, and enchanting lady. My oh my. I think you can join Daniel Craig, eating crackers in my bed…as long and you promise to sing me to sleep. πŸ™‚

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      1. If I didn’t have so much on my plate I’d be fooling with sound cloud myself. Then my goofy voice would be heard;)

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    1. Cool. Come do my chores for me. Consider me your dark passenger. I’m sitting in the sunshine. It’s so pretty. As for you, those chores won’t up and do themselves so git, tarnation.. don’t make me tell you again

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  5. Zy: “What’s that on your shoulder?”
    Tosha: “What?” *Askance glance*
    Zy: “This” *dusts off your shoulder*

    Really loving this piece. So often in life we gravitate towards the intricate, and overlook the simple. Keep on doing what you do.

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  6. Tosha, always brilliantly written, beautifully visual and so full of emotions. I absolutely adore the following,

    β€œThe rhythm under the air, turns her heart
    to some inferior door, finding something buried
    in red.”

    Wishing you a lovely day. ~ Mia

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  7. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Beautiful poem, music and image! What more could we ask for?
    Thanks, again, Tosha! πŸ˜‰ ❀
    Peace, love & music for all,
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel β€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can watch it on her Home page: Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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