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A professional drummer/percussionist and educator, Dave has collaborated on many songs that later led to him writing lyrics of his own. Most of his poems in this book were in fact initially written as song lyrics, thus the presence of repeating choruses though out. Actually it was Dave who first sparked the idea for the Brummet’s to walk this path they tread today – he decided to take a writer’s course to learn what he might be able to do with his short stories that he has compiled over the years. Most of those stories have remained unpublished to this day due to other projects taking precedence, but Dave plans to release some in the near future. His poem “UFO Dream” is the theme of one of his soon-to-be novels that he has been working on.

Join us while we share 2 poems excerpted from the collaborative work with his wife: Rhythm & Rhyme

Grooveyard – By D Brummet

Author note: My thesis on the magic of the power of music. How it keeps us young and takes us away from the blues of everyday life. I believe it is the element that sets people who play music apart from those that don’t. We have the ability to sit in that sandbox and play without a care in the world for what is going on around us at the time.

As children we play, in the dirt we get down

Oblivious to all that’s going on all around.

Then we grow up and we seem to lose

That ability to shut off the world’s blues.

We tend to get tangled in every day’s grief

Without any output to get some relief.

Making music it seems, is like being a kid once again

Nothing else matters it’s just you and your friends.

When we go play we can easily forget

All the stressful things that make us all fret.

Yet if we forget to stop and to play

We have lost the power of the child’s way

In the Grooveyard – Sitting in the sandbox

Playing in the playpen – Being with your friends and

Going to the Grooveyard – You don’t have to work hard

But to take a part – You’ve got to have heart while you’re