A single strand of hair

A single strand of hair

A Poem by Nigel Newman
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A lyric from our band's most recent CD. It tries to describe something that lasted maybe one second ...

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Time freezes 

Never once in all his days

All his lovers and their ways

Has he felt so unprepared 

For a single strand of hair


Mere hours  

Not a word about romance

He’s about to take a chance

He is playing truth or dare

On a single strand of hair 


From the weather in that place a single hair has crossed her face

On her tiny beads of sweat it isn’t moving yet

A notion out of nowhere he hasn’t thought about

Two feet away she’s there 

He reaches out


Time stops

Millimetres from her face 

Well inside her comfort space

All his hopes are in the air

On a single strand of hair


© 2017 Nigel Newman



Author's Note

Nigel Newman
Another track on 'This time next year', which can be found on the Discography tab of cashcrisis.net. One day we'll be superstars ... but the journey's been fun anyway!

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Wow this is good, i like how you repeat "a single strand of hair" a lot its great repetition and it helps we feel the characters emotion.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Nigel Newman

2 Weeks Ago

Very kind, Charlotte. Thanks. It's loosely based on something that actually happened - it was my ha.. read more
Charlotte Finley

2 Weeks Ago

I think its awesome that you've taken your own experience and wrote something truly from the heart.
What a little cracker this turned out to be. Now I am sufficiently intrigued to try and listen to it as well. All Good Things Nigel, Neville

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Nigel Newman

3 Weeks Ago

Neville thanks. Happy listening!
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Sure thing, will do.......
There is a lot of indulgence in this piece. It plays on visualization and emotions. Well done. One of my favorites!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Very kind of you to say these things. Indulgence is an intriguing word, which I shall have to think.. read more
Hiya! I know it must seem really weird to befriend someone before even reading their works but looking through your works just really drew me in...that, and your profile picture, which omg it is so cute! I honestly can say that I loved this, it was short and snappy, but I loved that you kept bringing back the "single strand of hair" line, it really brought it back to the purpose of the writing. I particularly found myself drawn to the line "Never once in all his days All his lovers and their ways Has he felt so unprepared For a single strand of hair" that just stuck with me and I found myself keeping going back to it. I don't know what it is, but it just is such a powerful line. I wish you luck on your journey to becoming superstars by the way, and keep up with the writing, you have a talent for it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Alice Hi. Thanks for this. I hopped across to see what you've done. Wow! That book needs serious re.. read more
A beautiful moment in time!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Much appreciated, thanks.
Nice... I really like this piece. It has a lot of emotion, which in the end is exactly what pulls the reader.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Thanks! BTW I hopped across to look at one of yours - I hope to return to read more.
Well done, Nigel. When I read it, a melody accompanied the lyrics. Probably not the one intended, but there nonetheless. Good write.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Ted, if it's of any interest to you to compare your melody with what we actually did, you can find o.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Month Ago

I will check it out.
Ted Kniffen

1 Month Ago

Well, Nigel I must say the melody I picked up was not the one you used. A good thing. Your song remi.. read more
Sounds amazing! Please keep writing. So deep. Great writing

Posted 3 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

1 Month Ago

Thanks Gwen
I really love this poem. It is perfect in that it captures one single moment of time. It's amazing how we can have so many feelings toward one small aspect of life that the other person may have thought nothing of. Thank you for sharing this!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

3 Months Ago

Thanks. And related to this, there's the whole 'in one moment everything changed'. A bit like a spee.. read more
Ahhhhhhh! Who is playing the Santana guitar solo here? Love and " A Single Strand of Hair"-suspense- great title and lyrics Nigel-Good luck with this one!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Nigel Newman

3 Months Ago

Funnily enough Annette, one member of the band who often plays lead guitar - real name Ron - has ove.. read more

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