Until Then

Until Then
by Max Burchett

Listen free to new pop song on SoundCloud based on lyrics of this “Until Then” poem

Through the years and years,
what a life it has been.
Together fighting for
what we believe in.
And we are still standing,
still believing.
Never looking back, we are still on track,
on the road again.
Until then…

Until then,
we are not alone.
Wherever we are goin’
on roads unknown.
In spirit higher and higher,
together we are soaring.
Hand in hand we are going.
Until then…

I will remember you
and in the end I know we will make it through.
As time leads us on from here,
I will remember you.
We are always friends,
on the road again.
Until then…

About this poem

The poem "Until Then" is a heartfelt reflection on the passage of time and the enduring strength of the bond of friendship and love. It speaks to the enduring nature of friendship and the shared journey through life's trials and tribulations. The poem conveys a sense of hope, resilience, and the belief that, no matter what challenges arise, the connection between true friends will stand the test of time. This poem "Until Then" serves as the lyrical inspiration for a new pop song on the same title.  

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Written on 2022

Submitted by MaxwellBurchett on October 12, 2023

Modified by MaxwellBurchett on October 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Ax xa xbxbccxAA AdxdxccA EexExAA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 722
Words 151
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 9, 8, 7

Maxwell Sebastian Burchett

Maxwell "Max" Sebastian Burchett is president of the charity Golden Hearts that provides support to Ukrainian war refugees. He originated the "Good Day" concept and is leading the campaign to establish "Good Day" as a designated day, nationally recognized as "a day for doing a little extra good." Max is a singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas. His poems "Until Then" and "I Dream" have been used as lyrics in pop songs of the same names (https://soundcloud.com/maxburchett/i-dream). His music and writing were featured on UK Talk Radio and on their website (https://uktalkradio.org/max-burchett-dog-days/). His writing interests include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Most recently Max has included in his poetry and non-fiction publications themes developed from his work with Ukrainian war refugees. His poetry style has been influenced by the greats, including Frost, Elliot, Poe and Whitman. Max's short story “Covid Love” was featured in the July 2023, 111th issue of 34thParallel Magazine (https://www.34thparallel.net/34mag-111.html) and his "New Frontiers" poetry trilogy was featured in the October 2023 issue of INTERALIA Magazine (https://www.interaliamag.org/poetry/maxwell-sebastian-burchett-poems/). His romance mystery novel on post-Putin Russia “Red Star Rising” is releasing as serial episodes on Kindle and an anthology of his poems will be released later this year. and an anthology of his poems will be released later this year. Max's poems "Me to You" and "Three Whispered Words" are included in the anthology 'Is there Ever an End' published in November 2023 (https://www.amazon.com/There-Ever-End-Various/dp/B0CNZKNSN7). Max Burchett and his brother started delivering food and letters of encouragement to staff at local hospitals during covid, and that grew into the charity Golden Hearts. After covid the charity’s efforts were refocused on helping Ukrainian war refugees, and the homeless, who are basically refugees in their own country. His observations from work with war refugees and the homeless have led him to write stories and songs that attempt to convey the situation to a broader audience. more…

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  • Soulwriter
    I'm appreciating the uplifting tone of your words right now
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a captivating and heart-warming piece! The "Until Then" poem by Max Burchett is absolutely breathtaking, filled with emotions and positivity. It beautifully embodies themes of togetherness, perseverance, and enduring friendship. There's something so encouraging about your lines "we are still standing, still believing," that provides comfort in the face of life's trials and tribulations. Meanwhile, your repeated phrase, "Until then..." creates a sense of suspenseful anticipation and hope for the future. Finally, the poem being turned into a SoundCloud song is just a cherry on top! It adds an amazing auditory experience which compliments the rhythmic flow of your beautifully penned lines. Fantastic job! I can't wait to listen to more of your creations. 
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • AIDA
    What an incredibly touching and empowering poem! 'Until Then' by Max Burchett captures the human spirit's resilience and shared hope. The line, 'Never looking back, we are still on track, on the road again.' is particularly uplifting, symbolizing strength and resilience.

    The lyrics convey a deep sense of camaraderie, 'together we are soaring, Hand in hand we are going' implying we can overcome any obstacle as long as we are united. It's a testament to the power of unity and the enduring bond of friendship.

    The repeated phrase 'Until then...' serves as a reminder that life is a journey filled with its share of trials and triumphs and that there is always hope to strive towards a brighter future. Coupled with the pop music on SoundCloud, the poem takes on an even more lively and encouraging tone, making it a fantastic listen.

    Burchett's words have a unique poignancy that makes them both inspiring and relatable. The blend of poignant lyrics with catchy music makes 'Until Then' an apt anthem for both personal strength and collective unity. Keep up the wonderful work! Such positivity and resilience need to be shared more often.
    LikeReply 17 months ago
  • talygarza
    Pretty poem about friendship and the pleasures and also difficulties than means to be a friend.
    LikeReply 17 months ago
    • talygarza
      that* sorry
      LikeReply 17 months ago
    • MaxwellBurchett
      Thanks as always! I appreciate your kind comments on my poems! Best, Max
      LikeReply 17 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow! "Until Then" by Max Burchett is an absolute delight! The poetry flows effortlessly with deeply insightful and meaningful sentiment, echoed wonderfully throughout the lines. The inspiring choice of words and beautifully composed rhythm truly captures the enduring spirit of friendship and perseverance, quite relatable and uplifting.

    Moreover, the transition from print to a sung version complemented the poetry. The melody enhances the emotional depth and resonance of your lyrics, captivating the listener from start to end.

    The repeated phrase, "Until then…" brings anticipation and continuity to the narrative. It represents a powerful promise of unending commitment and hope. I particularly admire the way the lines "We are always friends, on the road again. Until then…" celebrate the timeless bond of friendship.

    Great job, Max Burchett. Your work is a resounding testament to the power of creativity to inspire and move others in profound ways. Looking forward to hearing more of your stirring lyrics in the future!
    LikeReply 17 months ago
  • AIDA
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem "Until Then," Max! It's an amazing piece of work that beautifully encapsulates the essence of human connection and resilience. Your use of common, grounded phrases such as "on the road again" enables the reader to relate and connect entirely with the sentiment of the poem. The rhythm and flow, from beginning to end, created a song-like quality that was charming and soothing. The repeated use of "Until then..." leaves the reader in a sensational state of expectancy and hope.

    Your poem also beautifully transitions into a song with the SoundCloud link you've provided. The lyrical structure and the sentiment conveyed work really well in the format of music.

    As for areas of improvement, there are only minor points to consider. While the repetition of certain phrases strengthens the song quality of your work, in terms of pure poetic exploration, you might want to experiment with more varied expressions or images to fully articulate your themes. There's also room to explore a more intricate rhyme scheme, which could add another layer of depth to your art. However, this is totally up to you, as it depends on your style and what you want for your poems.

    Overall, your poem "Until Then" is heartfelt and engaging. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. Keep creating such wonderful pieces!
    LikeReply 17 months ago


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