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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Staff (01/31/13)

TITLE: Song of Life
By Lisa Hudson
02/04/13


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Song of Life

If I were a note
On the staff of a song,
I'd try to be quiet
And do nothing wrong.

I would wait for the tempo
To determine the speed,
Then I'd fall into place
And let the other notes lead.

Though tempted to rise
An octave or two more,
I'd refrain from that chord
And wait as before.

The melody notes
Flow steady and true,
Then the clef changes pitch!
I don't know what to do!

Do I rise up,
Or go flat on the line?
Should I hold myself tightly
Until I run out of time?

"No!" Says the maestro
With His pen in His hand...
It's time for the harmony,
And my time is at hand!

At first I'm A capella,
Outnumbered and afraid.
But then the choir joins me,
A brand new song is played!

The overture is masterful,
The symphony is ready!
"Canít the Master see my flaws?"
The staff just holds me steady.

What a joyful noise we've made somehow,
We notes, all woven in tune!
The song of praise we performed today
Will end, alas, too soon.

The conductor will raise his baton once more,
His cheek will feel a tear.
The music played has been glorious,
But the grand finale is here.

We've helped to write the songs of life
For others to be able to sing.
The pages on which we danced, now old,
Fill the Book of Life for a King.


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CD Swanson 02/08/13
I can hear the music to this lovely poem. Beautifully done. God bless~
Bonnie Bowden02/08/13
What a lyrical and fitting poem. I couldn't think of a way to use a musical staff in a poem or story, but you've done a wonderful job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/11/13
This is such a creative and unique poem. I love how it all flows so naturally. I am not musical at all, but you were still able to help me understand, while, I suspect, still thrilling those who are familiar with music. You nailed the topic and this is a beautiful allegory that shows how each part of the body, or of the Church all need to do the job assigned by God to be able to make beautiful music together. I want to leave you my highest compliment--WOW!
Pam Ford Davis 02/12/13
Nice thoughts and nicely written.

Wing His Words!
Loni Bowden-Horn02/13/13
This demonstrates how if we all use our gifts and talents that God gave us, we make up a beautiful melody.

We humans like to look at our flaws but God looks at the music of the heart.

Well-written piece. Thanks for an uplifting song.
Bonnie Bowden02/14/13
Congratulations on your honorable mention! I really thought this would be in the top 3.