Radio Turned Down Low

Radio Turned Down Low

Do you remember the songs that spoke to you when you were young? The ones that inspired you to seek and find love. When I was in high school, I thought I had found my forever love—the one and only girl that knew me for who I was. We explored that love parked in the dark, in the mountains, overlooking the city lights of Denver, Colorado. On these nights always with the radio turned down low.

Radio Turned Down Low
So many years have passed, so long ago,
When she and I had the radio turned down low.
In the dark was when our secrets were always shared,
Being in each other’s arms – was all we ever cared.
She was the queen of my night—I was her King,
Sensual exploring kisses, we wondered what it would bring.
Travolta & Johns “You’re The One That I Want” helped us pretend,
As we swore the radio turned down low would never end,
Our songs brought the fever, our desire started out slow.
Loving each other with the radio turned down ever so low.
Parked in our hidden mountain, but amorous getaways,
The songs of our youth began the wildfire—the blaze.
Looking back there was beauty to the radio turned down low,
Eagles, Andy Gibb, Cat Stevens that set our hearts aglow.
We thought the songs, our love, would last forever,
Innocent and young, we didn’t know about the, however.
Radio turned down low, how I miss those early sheltered days.
When the songs on the radio fired my heart and set it a blazed.
Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then,
Only if we could have stayed young as we were way back when.
The songs and the love feels just like yesterday,
Feelings of being loved and loving will never fade away.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 7th Colorado adventure tale novel “When the Song Vanishes”.

10 thoughts on “Radio Turned Down Low

  • January 13, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    First love, young love, all the memories – it will never be forgotten. Great poem, Kurt.

    PS: Welcome back. You were missed. 🙂

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    • January 14, 2020 at 3:02 AM
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      Thanks for stopping by Phyllis. It feels good to be back…lol…

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  • January 16, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    Glad to see you were able to get things sorted out Kurt – love the nostalgia in this piece – sometimes I think we all miss the “good old days” when the little things made big differences and rock ‘n’ roll was a gateway to our imaginations and relaxed our inhibitions

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    • January 17, 2020 at 4:31 AM
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      The older I get Ralph the better the “good old days” looked…lol… thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  • January 17, 2020 at 12:20 AM
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    Beautifully penned Kurt, and this bring backs my own fond memories of having the radio turned down low. Great job.

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    • January 17, 2020 at 4:32 AM
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      Nothing beats having the songs of our youth create of timeline in our lives of all he “firsts” that we experienced. Thanks for stopping by John…

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  • January 19, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    You described the experience of growing up in my small town and finding my first love. The oldies on the radio provided the soundtrack. Thank you for an extremely enjoyable read Kurt and I hope you are well. Jamie

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    • January 22, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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      I think we all in our lives have had similar experiences Jamie. Doing good my friend, just as busy as a small dog in tall oats.

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  • January 23, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Excellent piece my friend. Also the groups you’ve mentioned, they bring that feel good emotion, the eagles were great. I mean I’m just mimicking what’s already been said, but it pretty much describes that moment when the radio gets turned down low.

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    • January 31, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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      Thanks Paul for stopping by and commenting on this piece.

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