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Poem: Sweet Melody

Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.


There's something about those old fashioned love songs- the scratchy musical excursions of old vinyl LPs- that has a unique melody. The likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, crooning gently in our ears that makes our hearts melt.

So imagine if you would, two lost souls that finally manage to get back together, a gentle reluctant touch at first, a hesitant peck and then an almighty hug.

Imagine, then, the scratchy sounds of an old fashioned love song, the voice, the tune, the melody...

Imagine a shy dance on orange and red leaves... as the sun dips with a golden glow ...


Sweet Melody

Pen me an old fashioned love song

Then sing me the sweet melody

Take my hands

And make me dance

For this may be

Our only chance...


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Where were you all these days

Why did we part our ways

Did you listen to what your heart says

Do I still make your pulse and mind race?


Stay close and kiss me slow and long

Let my body melt in your arms

Hold my face

Look in my eyes

Warm your cheeks

With my sighs


Fall I did, never wondered why

Winters that froze like the lie

Summers that went slowly by

Springs that brought tears to my eye


Knit your fingers in my hand

Sit by my side on the sand

Lean on me

And share my glee

Rise and fall

Like the waves in sea


Fate did listen to my plea

Hope rests like a hand on my knee

Now I see you see me

I see how us become we


Sing me an old fashioned love song

Bring me a sweet melody

Take my hands

And make me dance

For this may be

Our only chance...

For this may be

Our only chance...

(fade away)....

© 2011 Mohan Kumar


deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on May 10, 2013:

Loved every bit of this work here. Really your selection of photos are wonderful.....

'....Knit your fingers in my hand

Sit by my side on the sand

Lean on me

And share my glee

Rise and fall

Like the waves in sea...'

Simply mind blowing....

Shared and votes way up

Joanne M Olivieri on May 10, 2013:

So romantic and heartfelt. It is just a beautiful piece of art. Voted up!

Sueswan on May 10, 2013:

Hi Docmo,

Breathtakingly beautiful and romantic. Loved it. Thank you for sharing Daisy.

Voted up +++ and sharing.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on January 23, 2013:

Mohan (Docmo),

Wow! Your words and the images you've used are perfect! This is brilliant writing, my friend,

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on June 26, 2012:

TT - your VUMS are chasing away my GLUMS! thank you.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on June 26, 2012:

Dotti - thank you- really appreciate your comments. 'words to melt a woman's heart' I wish I had them in my wild teens!

Dana Strang from Ohio on June 26, 2012:

I was so caught up in your words that I forgot to keep breathing! You have taught me the meaning of breathtaking. What a beautiful picture you paint of a timeless connection of two souls in love.

I am so glad you included that intro. I adore the sounds of those sctachy records. Something about that quiet crackling is comforting.

As usual, very well done.

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on June 26, 2012:

Another beautiful and utterly loverly poem, Doc! :) VUMS

D. Juris-stetser on June 26, 2012:

Sweet, touchingly romantic, and sensuous all at the same time. You certainly know the words to choose to melt a woman's heart. I just love it Docmo, voted awesome, beautiful, and,, this goes without saying, voted up!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on May 16, 2011:

@Epi- you flatter this humble writer of influencing your writing. Thanks for your kind words. I am indeed, an incurable Romantic. Of this ailment, I hope they never find a cure. You are a gentleman, Sir.

@Acaetnna- Thank you for your comment. I am glad you liked the accompanying songs.

acaetnna from Guildford on May 16, 2011:

What wonderful poetry and choice of song. It set my heart a flutter!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on May 16, 2011:

@Lady_E - thanks very much!

epigramman on May 16, 2011:

..this is a work of art my friend - but then again - all of your fine hubs are - and yes you have influenced my writing (at times) because I perceive you to be such an incurable romantic and a complete gentleman - and that is something for another 'man' to look up to .......

Elena from London, UK on April 29, 2011:

Beautiful Lyrics - Lovely song.


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on April 29, 2011:

Thanks Gus- much appreciated!

Gustave Kilthau from USA on April 26, 2011:

Hi Docmo - Good stuff.

Your lead-in photo was truly a winner. Good choice or good photography, whichever it may have been. Very nice.

Gus :-)))

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on April 26, 2011:

@Twilight Lawns - glad you like Ella's soulful songs too. I wondered about the 'bad timing' ?

@drbj- I love having many sides... keeps me unmeasurable like a complex polyhedron ;-)

@Ashantina- love that it gave you butterflies...thanks!

@Pamela99- Thnak you so much for the read/support/vote.

@Denise- thanks for dropping by- sorry about the tear but pleased it touched you. I do agree about the many beautiful Country & Western songs.

@Cogerson- Thank you very much!

@always exploring- I am glad you liked that line- my favourite too.Thanks!

@Bumpsysmum- nostalgia seems to be the common theme here- Thank you so much.

@Amy- yes- memories are addictive and seep deep in our keep ( I can see another poem starting.. stop!) Thanks for sharing the emotions - I think good writing should touch chords. I ma glad mine did.

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on April 26, 2011:

Isn't it amazing how different we all are, yet so much the same? You captured the essence of powerful memories, keeping them forever sacred with your association with a particular song. And, that song will forever remind you and her of the powerful emotions that link you together through all time. Gorgeously hits the mark with anyone who has ever been in love, Docmo.

Bumpsysmum from Cambridgeshire on April 26, 2011:

Very beautiful Docmo, great selections brought back some very old memories, nostalgia swept me away :-)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 26, 2011:

I read your beautiful poetry as i listened to Ella...Can't get any better than that....Your line, 'Knit your fingers in my hand'...Is one of a kind. You are so very gifted!! Thank you.

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on April 25, 2011:

Great job have written another beautiful poem....a poem that gets my mind going.....very impressive voted up and beautiful

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on April 25, 2011:

Mohan-I always love your poetry and this poem is no exception! Touching-brought a tear to my eye.

Funny-today, while driving the back roads of North Carolina from Raleigh Airport I was thinking of how many country 'love songs' I enjoy. Planning on doing a hub about them at some point.

Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 25, 2011:

Very enjoyable hub. The poetry is very good and Ella has always been one of my favorites. Voted up/beautiful.

Ashantina on April 25, 2011:

I so love your poetry Docmo!!! Gave me butterflies as I was reading............... up/beautiful

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 25, 2011:

Ah, Docmo - another side of you - the romantic side. Thanks for the sweet videos - Ella is unforgettable.

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on April 25, 2011:

Everybody has a song or two that he or she shares with "one significant other" one of these is Ella and Louis Singing "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and Ella or Billie Holday singing "Every Time We Say Goodbye"...

Great hub, Docmo, but bad timing!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on April 25, 2011:

Good morning- it IS a beautiful Sunny Monday here - and it is lovely to see a Sunnie day in my comments too. thank you so much!

Sunnie Day on April 25, 2011:

Good Morning Docmo,

Simply beautiful!

"Stay close and kiss me slow and long

Let my body melt in your arms

Hold my face

Look in my eyes

Warm your cheeks

With my sighs".

Those are times we will always remember and long for once more. Thank you for a beautiful written poem.Up Awesome and Beautiful.


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on April 25, 2011:

Ah Fay, I can always count on you for warming my heart and appreciating my work. This one, as you know is a preamble to our musical renditions sequel. Yes I wanted you to enjoy an 'old fashioned love song'... something original yet harking back to those beautiful songs we both appreciate - thank - you very much!

Fay Paxton on April 25, 2011:

And you know this touched my heart in a very special place. You did it...gave me an old-fashioned love song with a sweet melody. As always, your selections were perfect and your poetry exquisite. Thanks for starting my day with such loveliness.

up/awesome and beautiful

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