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...on Poetry and Fiction

A Poem dedicated to “The Music Man”

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci



Poetry and Fiction are wonderful ways to tell a story, convey a message, put your feelings into words, or memorialize someone or something. As a writer, take advantage of both options and speak your mind, tell great stories, and let the world know what’s on your mind. You’ll be amazed at how many people out there are listening as you talk, talk and talk some more – So speak from your heart, through your Poetry and Fiction, and entertain others with your words.

Let me tell you a story about a man I once knew back in the 1980’s. He was an Elementary School teacher, and a musician as well. A very passionate man, who cared deeply for his students and always carried a song within his heart. He gave his students the gift of music, as they played in a school orchestra under his teaching and his direction. They too learned to carry a song within their hearts, and perhaps today they are still doing that. Perhaps today they are sharing their music and talent with an entire universe. If so, I’m sure they recall with fondness, their dedicated teacher who created this “magic” in their world…He is the one and only “Music Man”.  Let me tell that story further through the short poem that follows:



He stands erect, his hands unfold
He holds them in the air
And with a sigh, he proudly smiles
While the children up and stare

They prepare to play a song with ease
His wish is their command
They raise their violins up high
Responding to his hand

The melodies begin to fill
the dark and silent halls
With harmonies that vibrate
against the white-washed walls

This mix of “dulcet symphony”
reveals the wonder of his plan - -
(to give the children power)
of the “Music Man”



Writers have many options available to tell their stories. I prefer fiction (a mix of truth and make-believe), and poetry (speaking from the heart). Whichever way you choose to tell your stories, know that someone out there is always reading and listening. So tell them a story, convey a message, put your feelings into words, or memorialize someone or something. Let the world know who you are and what you have to say.

Phyllis P. Colucci

Phyllis P. Colucci

OCTOBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
I am a freelance / indie writer (fiction, poetry, blog), residing in Brooklyn, New York.
I retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement agency in NYC, a few years back.
Presently, I am pursuing my passion for writing, and most of my writing has that New York edge.
Phyllis P. Colucci
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