Poetry

Poetry
Vaughan Jones

The Beauty of the Lyrics and the Music of ‘Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’ by U2

Bono, Paul David Hewson, of U2 fame wrote the lyrics to this song in response to his heart-felt misery for his friend Michael Hutchence, singer of INXS music group, who died in 1997.
The music for the song ‘Stuck in a Moment and You Can’t Get Out Of ’, was composed by the U2 band members Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, and Paul Hewson (Bono). The music of the song is beautiful, and it enhances the mood and the emotional feeling expressed by the lyrics.

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Alexis Grewan
Alexis Grewan

Haloed

The Social Dilemma aside, physical distancing with social connection yielded an unanticipated find …

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Poetry
Vaughan Jones

The Poetic Lyrics and the Musical Mastery of ‘Time’ by Pink Floyd.

“Time” by Pink Floyd is an exceptionally wonderful song with artful lyrics deserving poetic notoriety. The album within which this song features, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, is a soundscape of serious note. In fact, this album has the world record of having spent 16 years in the US Top 100 Album charts. It is regarded as the most popular music album of all time. It is important to note that all the lyrics were written by Roger Waters, and the music was compiled and written by all four members of the group Pink Floyd; Roger Waters, David Gilmore, Rick Wright, and Nic Mason.

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Poetry
Vaughan Jones

Society’s Rotting Core – By Vaughan Jones.

Societal values change ever more rapidly as stress and pressures increase, and lifestyle changes accordingly only because we seemingly choose to take part in it and to live it. Many philosophers, like Plato, believe that the state of our life in this world is as it is because of humankind’s collective intent for it to be so. This may seem strange, but it may well be true.

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Alexis Grewan
Alexis Grewan

Wisdom from Africa in a time of Challenge, Crisis and Courage

I was thinking about the last five months and what it means to be in Africa at this time. I looked to one of my little books for inspiration: Wisdom from Africa. Here is a small selection of proverbs from our continent that may be pertinent or even prophetic at this time.

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Poetry
Vaughan Jones

The Non-Uniform Poet

I feel that any poem, like any other artistic work, is unique to its creator, artist, or composer. Thus, his/her form or style of poetry

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