Light and Shadows

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Light and Shadows

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This is either pure corn pone or maybe a seed for something later on! Prompt was "Deep Sleep".

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Light and Shadows
September 3, 2017
http://parksandrececommerce.com/JohnStaplesMusic-50-90/JohnStaples-LightAndShadows.mp3

she appeared when he was fading
in the deep forest green
she was the queen of shadows
queen of night

she woke him very gently
with some water from the stream
she recognized
the king of light

Light and Shadows intertwine
can confuse the mortal mind
one is white
the other black
and these opposites attract

queen of shadows touched his forehead
king of light began to stir
she restored his earthly balance
then he turned and smiled at her

Light and Shadows intertwine
they may confuse the mortal mind
one is white
the other black
and these opposites attract

she returned into the shadows
he returned to face the light
but he swore he’d come back to her
each and every night

they ruled the fragile kingdom
touching everything in sight
queen of shadows
king of light

Light and Shadows intertwine
they may confuse the mortal mind
one is white
the other black
but opposites attract
one is white
the other black
and these opposites attract

© 2017 John Staples JohnStaplesMusic.com



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Comments

corinne54's picture

This is lovely, John. I don't think it tips over into "corn pone" ness. Smile Very inventive lyrics performed tenderly.

AndyGetch's picture

Quite the lyrical fairy tale inspiration. Wonderful melody and guitar. Interesting take on the skirmish, like a dream going into the deep sleep.

oneslowtyper's picture

Jesus, John! This one thing that you "crank out" in about an hour, If this was the only thing I created in the whole 90 days, I would be damn proud of my accomplishment!
The story is excellent - light and shadow, king and queen, white and black. Everything said and played seemed the perfect compliment. For some reason, I had the song Wildfire by Michael Murphey come to mind, just at the beginning of this song.

musicsongwriter's picture

Fantastic story and delivery John, Such a pleasure to listen to your song. So beautiful and magical. Love it.
Nadia

metalfoot's picture

If this is corn pone, then I need to overcome my corn allergy and feast upon it. Lovely tune and poetic without becoming schmaltzy.

Kristi's picture

I really enjoyed this! I really like the queen of night and king of light story and setting you give us! And how you use the opposites attract with the light and dark. There's mystery and hope and wonder all wrapped up together. Your guitar and vocal performance convey their story with a sincere gentleness and ease! Great stuff! And this was a skirmish? Amazing!