Sunday, June 19, 2016

that song--Peggy Dugan French--United States

that song 

the one that lingers deep into the night
brings a smile of remembrance
or a tear of regret
soothes a broken heart
calms a ragged soul
simmers in the midnight hour
leisurely entertains on Sunday mornings
gently lulls a child to sleep
introduces the kids to the classics
blares from a teenager’s room
fills the house with holiday traditions
keeps us company on the road
gracefully fills a wedding aisle
and hovers over a final resting place with honor
of the many songs that fill our past
nothing compares to the song that is us

Peggy Dugan French is a California girl with Minnesota roots. She has enjoyed being the editor of Shemom since 1997. She has worn many hats over the years, but being a Mom has been one of her greatest adventures; she’s had the pleasure of sharing that journey with her best friend.


  1. Peggy,
    Such a beautiful poem. I think this would be perfect for Marianne's blog (the song is...) if she takes reprints.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

    1. Thank you David, glad you enjoyed it! I will check out the blog you mentioned. Cheers.

  2. I like this, Peggy. Music is such a timeless commodity that can put us in a place of meditation and peace. The songs I remember the most are those of my youth, when music was music and really good. Thank you for sharing this pleasant poetic piece. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you Maurice, I am so glad you enjoyed the poem. There have certainly been many great songs through the years, cheers!

  3. This poem brought to me all the hours of pleasure and pain that I get from various songs of my past and even present. I surely enjoyed all the expressions you brought from each different types of feelings that comes from each situation which happen at times. Awesome work!

  4. Thank you so much Rusty, I really appreciarte you comments and am glad you could relate to the piece and enjoy it!

  5. I stood in each one of your phrases, sometimes remembering a title, always recalling a moment that filled the description. Thank you for the glad there is more left, more time to compose 'my music'.

    1. Thanks Fran for your wonderful response, glad you could relate to the piece and that there are many more days and years to compose ‘your music’ Cheers.

  6. What would the world be without the beauty of song? Animals make their own tunes and they calm us with their songs. You have displayed how music effects our life in so many colors. This is excellent and so lovely Peggy. Thank you! Blessings, Connie

    1. Thank you Connie! I appreciate you kind words about my piece. Best to you in all you do!