Sing Me A Song

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I used the raw burn of sudden grief to ignite this creation's hopeful warming glow.

Sing Me A Song

Sing me a song when the world weighs down,

When the world weighs down

Hard on my mind all unfeeling;

Sing me a song when the shadows frown,

When the shadows frown

Smiles upside down on my ceiling.

 

Sing me a song while I grieve what’s lost,

While I grieve what’s lost,

Heart somehow mends from its sorrow.

Sing me a song when a garden’s frost,

When a garden’s frost

Blankets the blooms of tomorrow.

 

Sing me a song when the sunlight fades,

When the sunlight fades

With no stars to twinkle light’s sweetness.

Sing me a song in those everglades,

In those everglades

Where harmony yet whispers completeness.

 

Sing me a song when my road finds its end,

When my road finds its end

And I exhale in quiet, alone.

Sing then a song to carry my friend,

To carry my friend

Upon that dark trodden trail home.


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ruach commented on Sing Me A Song

11-05-2009

Absolutely beautiful....my favorite of yours so far. Incredibly poignant, with the rhythm of a ballad and wonderfully haunting metaphors. I especially like "When a garden's frost blankets the blooms of tomorrow," because it reminds us even in the midst of our pain, that our grief will ease and a new life will blossom.

HarverTomsson

11/05/2009

Thank you Ruach, for your sensitive read.

gmcookie commented on Sing Me A Song

10-07-2009

Another beautiful write, my friend. Thank your for sharing this private but somehow universal corner of your soul.

MAFLongfellow commented on Sing Me A Song

08-27-2009

I COULD FEEL YOUR LAEMENTING WORDS OF GRIEF AND LOSS AS YOU CRIED OUT FOR COMFORT IN A SONG. SO HERE IS YOUR SONG." UNDER HIS WINGS, WHAT A REFUGE IN SORROW. HOW THE HEART YEARNINGLY TURN TO HIS REST. OFTEN WHEN EARTH HAS NO BALM FOR MY HEALING, THERE I FIND COMFORT AND THERE I AM BLEST."UNDER HIS WINGS~~~~ GOD BLESS, MARILYN

BraveMoon commented on Sing Me A Song

08-24-2009

Misery loves company, but i think healing is best done in the service of others love, your sorrow is palpable yet refreshing, like a nice shelter from the cutting wind, I like this Wah'do

Writer1 commented on Sing Me A Song

08-22-2009

My love for my dog/child "Bella," makes me appreciate this so very much. I lost my first love, Buddy, to sudden death - he is gone but never forgotten. How blessed we are that our paths cross with these wonderful creatures - for whatever time is allowed with them. My kindest thoughts go out to you, my friend.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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