hold on – stay calm

I know you feel I haven’t offered any solace
And I know you need me to tell you I care
If I know all these things, surely you know
Why I can still hear you, wherever you are

Hold on to Jesus

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A Musical Companion

I just added Michael Gaither’s newest Album Hey Karma to my music library.

As you may have already guessed from my poetry, I have a Musical Heart and love to listen to songs that spark the imagination – especially lyrical creations that have strings (guitars, banjos, mandolins etc.) in the background. This mix of songs by our Northern California local Americana singer-songwriter is both melodic and entertaining (as usual). Take it along the road as a musical companion as you brave the Bay Area traffic. And if you work in the Silicon Valley or anywhere in Technology – check out the song “Best of Breed Romance”, I guarantee a smile and you wont be disappointed!

My personal favorite on this album is “Somewhere I Went Right”. Find yours here
and listen to the title track “Hey Karma” live on KPIG radio

Discover all of Michael’s music and fun stories at michaelgaither.com

Samanthi Fernando, Author Musical Heart

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A poem inspired by the Album BREATHLESS by Kenny G


A single reed
Is all I need
To take me home
To the way we were..
Two feathers in the wind
In a dance
With our dreams
Two friends
Waiting for the dawn
Two parts in one song..
How the years have gone
How far we’ve flown
But the saxophone
Makes it all seem
A year ago..

silhouette of dancers – Art by Lahiru De Fonseka

Find more music appreciation poems in MUSICAL HEART

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Angels hear

Fill in the blank space with whatever is in your heart.
– Something special shared with the angel listening to you –

Shadows in the evening sun
Making patterns on the wall
Flickers of hope from heaven
At the whisper of your name

The conversation goes on
You know my heart after all
In that space untouched by time
Here we are back at ______ again

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

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Celebrating Music!

Musical Heart Kindle Edition released to read on any device! Look inside

50 Poems celebrating singing, dancing, entertaining, healing and connecting through the power of music.

See WHY I wrote this book & who I dedicated the collection to..

Preview selected poems and listen to a reading of Serenade.


A brilliant song can lift you above anything.. Certain magical musical experiences stick with you forever – like beautiful motifs, woven into the fabric of memory.

Samanthi Fernando, Author

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Angel at the Mission

At the old mission
We met, as if in a dream
And talked of places
Where we had been
Are you weary she asked
Quite so, I replied
Drink then, this water..
Gently she implied
I wept on her shoulder
And the tears all dried
My cup she filled
With more for the ride
Lovingly she waved
As I said goodbye
Her parting words..
Come back anytime

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

inspired by the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista, California

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Why this Book is FREE

free-ebook-downloadHope & Healing with Jesus is an eBook of Poetry, to share with anyone who needs the love of Christ.

We have the technology to give messages of hope to people around the world – and I am happy to offer this book absolutely free.

Please take a moment to think about someone you know, who may benefit from receiving this book.

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Guitar Solo

Inspired by “Good Souls” and other songs from Americana singer-songwriter Michael Gaither’s Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night

guitar-fullHeading back
Down memory lane
The sound of strings
Calling my name
Hitting pause
Before the intro ends
Time to remember
Some old friends
Coming back
To drink once again
The rest of the song
Like champagne
Smiling because
It all makes sense
Another great song
With no pretense

Poem by Samanthi Fernando, Author of Musical Heart

Guitar made by Santa Cruz Guitar Company
Photo Credit Michael Gaither

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