"Unchained Melody"A Poem by Sheila Kline
A lover longs to be reunited with his former Sweetheart. Has she waited for him?
“Are you still mine?”
The cab stopped at the club and I got out. I was nervous.
It had been far too many years since we were together.
I wondered if you still wanted me after all this time.
Gone were many sunrises and sunsets, minutes and hours.
Yes, I waited for you. Would this night finally be ours?
Many were the doubts as I stepped onto the dance floor.
The air was heavy with the smell of alluring perfume.
A light blinking on and off showed me you were there.
The only move I could make took me closer to you.
As I fell into your arms, the band played on cue.
Nostalgic notes from the piano soothed like warm milk.
Soft and easy sounds of the sax purred like a kitten.
Music as this brought back memories of times past.
My body relaxed with the mellow tones of the song.
We danced close, cheek to cheek, all the night long.
The swish of brushes on the snare made me sway.
The deep tones of the bass made my heart flutter.
You were charming and sexy, and I ached for you.
The soulful guitar riffs made you feel the same.
I dreamed of you with me in life’s picture frame.
Earlier this night my mind wondered if all was lost,
But as we danced and danced, you called me yours.
The evening was perfect. I remember it to this day.
It was the night tender tunes of romance set me free.
The time had come to unchain love’s melody!
Sheila, Ms. Lady of Love
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. . It has become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.
In 1955, Alex North used the music as a theme for the prison film Unchained hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. Les Baxter (Capitol Records catalog number 3055), released an instrumental version which reached #1. Then song recordings were released by Al Hibbler (Decca Records #29441) reaching #3 on the Billboard charts, Jimmy Young which hit #1 in the United Kingdom, and Roy Hamilton (Epic Records no. 9102) reaching #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #6 on the pop chart. Hundreds of other recordings followed.
It was the July 1965 version by The Righteous Brothers that became a jukebox standard for the late 20th century,
© 2012 Sheila Kline
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