I adore music almost as much as I adore writing. Maybe because some lyrics could
easily be a poem? Or because some songs can lift me up and make me feel strong
again? I don’t know, but the fact is that music can sometimes describe my
feelings better than I can do so myself.

So, I combine them into something I call ‘Poetrics’.

Poetrics is a combination of lyrics from some of my favorite songs and poetry I write inspired by these songs.

I take the essence of the song, the meaning it has, and write a poem on that. Then I let the lyrics of the song dance through the poem.

Here you can find the Poetrics I have made so far. I hope you will enjoy them! 🙂

If you have a special song and you would like if I made a Poetrics of it, just let me know on this page and I will certainly look into it!

Of course you can also dedicate it to someone.

Note: The lyrics always stay the property of the band or artist who wrote them. All the credit goes to them.

somewhere I belong

bring me to life

Never wanted to let go By Saunvedhttp://saunved.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/i-never-wanted-to-let-go/

Don't let go

I won’t give up. Dedicated to my brother Shane.

won't give up

‘Bridge over Troubled water’ Created for Steven from Time of your Life —> http://livingwithmydisability.wordpress.com/

Bridge over troubled water

Glory to the brave

Sad but true

in the shadows

18 wheeler

never again

 If everyone cared

The way of the warrior

Emma from http://emma1951.wordpress.com asked me to make a special Poetrics as a tribute to a very special artist: Dave Mason, with the use of one of his most beautiful songs: “A Heartache, A Shadow, A Lifetime”

This song stands for love as survival, enduring love…hope, no matter how dark the day becomes…

A Heartache, A Shadow, A Lifetime

Savin me

Holding My Last Breath Poetrics Dedicated to my brother of heart and soul: William Shane Ellis

Holding my last breath


Even In Death, Dedicated to my brother Shane

Love ya much, bro.

even in death

I got a request from my dear friend Saunved —> http://saunved.wordpress.com/ to make a Poetrics of the song ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias.

His description: It’s a song that shows what love means and what love can be if it’s left to bloom. It also shows the depth that is attached with love.

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Painted black

In the End

Laugh about it

Given up


Runaway train

Bonfire heart

Please Forgive Me

Never Gonna Be Alone

I love you


walk on water

Far Away

56 comments on “Poetrics

  1. What an interesting term, Poetrics. Another way of releasing your love, loss, hurt and pain from your soul. Reading your musical verse blended so beautifully with your deep feelings being released through this method is brilliant. You certainly draw from a deep well, a romantic I feel. Another soul wanting to be LOVED and give LOVE. Keep writing Patty, you have much to say. Hugs

    • Thank you Vincent!
      I write a lot of my poetry while listening to music, so I thought ‘why not combine them?’ 🙂
      It sure makes an interesting combination.
      Most of my poetry is written from feelings deep inside my soul. Mostly dark, because writing is a good way of dealing with the severe PTSD I suffer from.
      But luckily, there are always rays of light to find in the darkness!
      Lots of Love and Hugz

      • Okay now that answers my thoughts and question about your dark feelings. PTSD is suffered by many, I have a few friends who have those battles with it. I too suffer in my own ways, and I too write from my soul. Hugs. I too pray for those rays that peek through and brighten our darkside.

  2. I may have commented on this page already, but just wanted to pop in and wish you the best for the rest of the week-end. Stay safe and healthy. God Bless, and I`ll read you later.

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  5. Never heard about this term, yet again I just started writing over a year ago. Didn´t like poetry at first, but after getting into this social media wordpress thing I started reading one poet which lead to another and another……and I got hooked reading poetry. Then I decided to give it a try myself. Still don´t know if what I write is actually poetry or…just something.

    This concept of poetrics is great, and your writings are great too.

    • Hey Charly! 🙂
      I know why you never heard of this term before, I made it up lol!
      I love music and I love poetry, so I thought that I should combine them in some way.
      When I was younger, I already wrote a lot of poetry but never read much of it. But as you say, when you do read it you will get hooked pretty easily. I believe that poetry is poetry when it’s written from the heart and soul of a writer. I am not that fond of rules 😉
      I will check out your blog for sure!
      Lots of love

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  8. Uhm…… I was just trying to find a way to leave a comment so I skipped here. I’ll read everything later. Promise. I was on google looking through some poems and came across one of yours. I really liked it so I saved it. Three more more times I came across your poems and I loved and saved them all. When I realized all of them were written by the same person, I became intrigued so I googled “just patty” and found this blog. I just wanted to say I really love your work and will try to read every single one I can find. 🙂

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  12. An imposing and impressive body of work Patty – you should feel a great pride and achievement from its accumulation. I compliment and congratulate you on this.

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  18. What an awesome idea. I now am REALLY glad I found your blog. I too am consumed by the power of music. I am a metal head for the most part, but as an amateur (VERY LOL) musician/guitarist, I am influenced by and listen to everything from classical to jazz to fusion, blues and of course MOST genres of rock. I love this idea and how it blends the creative spark of your favorite song lryics with the inner fire that you provide through your expansion in poetry. May poetrics live forever. Now I might just have to take you up on the offer someday and send you some of my faves to play with. Or perhaps a DUET piece between us. We’ll see.
    Keep Inspiring


    • Hey John!
      Well, I guess I should salute you. One metal head to another! 🙂
      I adore Rock, but I also listen to all kinds of music. Some lyrics can express my feelings when I can’t.
      Just let me know if you ever want me to make a Poetrics, I love making them!
      And I am always in for a Duet as well. Check out my Duet page for that.
      It will be great to get to know you! 🙂
      Lots of love

      • Salute to you too my new metal maiden friend. Am I to interpret from the dual language on your site that you are of Belgian descent? Where do you call home? Just curious. Be well and keep inspiring.

      • That is awesome my new European friend. Hope I didn’t offend with Belgian. I am a bit clueless when it comes to geography. I am a Northern California U.S. native, born and raised. I am looking forward to getting to know you bettter. I am ever so impressed with your writing so far.

      • Good to know my new European friend. Hope I didn’t offend with the Belgian guess. I am really quite clueless when it comes to Geography. I am a Northern California U.S. native myself. Born, raised, and currently surviving in San Jose Ca. LOL. I look forward to getting to know you better. I am so impressed with your gift for the written word.

      • Hahaha, no not at all.
        The beauty of being Dutch is that we are not easily offended! 😉
        And thank you so much!
        I shall be definitely take some time to check out more of your writings as well!
        Lots of love

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  21. Hi Patty – may I – request another “Poetrics” – feeling a need: Moby Grape’s “Changes, Circles, Spinning” ? I’ve got it on Crosstalk: The best of… 2004 — there may be a copyright issue…

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  27. Patty, I want to make a Poetrics request, but can’t figure out just how to do that… can you enlighten me?

    • Of course Emma. You can either make the request here or email me at uppiecat@msn.com
      Just tell me which song and what it means to you. If you want to dedicate it to someone, let me know. I will do my best to make something beautiful for you and email you when it’s done. Hugz to you

  28. Hey Patty

    As I have told you before, I think your poetrics are inspired.

    I would like to be the first to use your new page to put in a request.

    Bridge Over Troubled Water is a very important song to me. I also think it is a great example of poetic songwriting. If you could incorporate it into your poetrics I believe it would be something special. If you read towards the end of http://livingwithmydisability.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/hospital-memories-part-5-flashbacks/ then you will hopefully be able to put the song into context.

    I would be honoured if you would have us think about using this at some point.


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