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Holding My Heart

Apologies to those of you who have already seen this in an email or two. You can skip to the next item—except there’s a new Youtube version.

I paid a freelance musician (who has asked to remain anonymous) to set the words of one of my love poems to music. People say it’s beautiful; including even some people not related to me. If you like it, please plug the heck out of it on social media, a universe in which I have zero visibility.

I'd love it if lots of people heard it. This song is royalty-free, although credit for the lyrics is always appreciated.

There are two versions

One is more song-like, with a hook:

It is also on YouTube

The other is simpler:

Here are the lyrics:

Holding my Heart

If you have a preference, let me know.


Here’s a list of the sources of the images in the YouTube video:


Here are some reviews from friends and strangers:

“It touched my heart.”

“It is beautiful!”

“Good Lord, Paul. That sounds really good.  Nice work all around.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your song and I found myself humming the tune. Heartfelt.”

“How very beautiful this is, Paul! Thank you so much for sharing. It truly brought tears to my eyes."


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