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Poetry Reading | The Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

The Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, my first attempt at a poetry reading.

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Everyone is Someone’s Sweet Little Baby

 

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Here is the story of how you came to be born,
How you came to be born

Papa had a beard then,
Mama looked very young,
Mama looked really young

My father kept me from your father’s loving arms,
From your father’s loving arms
But one starry midnight, we stole away in a boat that your own father made

Everyone is someone’s sweet little baby
Everyone is someone’s sweet little baby

Heaven protected
We could come to no harm,
We were meant for love
And heaven blessed us
In a year you were born,
You our sweet little babe

So don’t let them tell you
Little boy go to war,
Fighting for your land
And don’t let them tell you
It’s okay,
Those are not our kind of men

Everyone is someone’s sweet little baby
Everyone is someone’s sweet little baby

Hands over hands child
You were not meant for that

You were meant for love
You were meant for love
You were meant for love

~Rio En Medio
Everyone is Someone’s Sweet Little Baby 

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Birdy ~ People Help the People

Loving this video and song by Birdy ~ People Help the People, and thought I’d share.

I’m also working on a site redesign!  Though I loved my old simple and elegant theme, Typominima, I just did not want to live without sidebars anymore.

Got my new header up that I made!  Still need some time to decide if I’m going to use it – just trying it on for now.  I love my kaleidoscope art background, but I can’t seem to fall in love with a font and how it’s a little hard to read over it.  I do love the sort of Egyptian vibe it has going on :-)

I added a gallery for my art, but I’m not happy that it won’t take html so I can add links in my descriptions… going to have to keep searching for a gallery I like.  Any suggestions?

Love, love, love my new Visual Poetry page.  Sometimes I just want to throw a picture up here without doing a whole big post.  So that is going to be my ever growing page of pictures and quotes <3.

Working on some custom social media buttons next!

Goodnight all.

Signature Birdy ~ People Help the People


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Life Reflected in Art

It’s a lay in bed all day and eat chocolate when I’m hungry kind of day.  I feel like my heart is 10,000 feet underground.  I’m trying to give myself permission to be in the space that I am, when there are a million things around me demanding attention.  The life of a melancholy… How does the rest of the world live with us?  My husband, so sweetly, sang ‘You Are My Sunshine” to me before getting out of bed, knowing I was going to have one of those days.

Misty Mawn’s Open Studio class began a few days ago, and I’m loving every second.  So grateful to my family who bought me a spot in the class for me birthday.

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Charcoal and White Pastel Only

Yesterday we had some writing assignments and I chose to make a video to add voice (or in this case, a whisper) and aesthetics to my heptastich poem (a poem with seven lines):

I must understand myself.  I must understand the world.
My basic fear is that of being defective. I’m missing something.  Others have it.
Overwhelmed by my emotion, I indulge in melancholy.
Feeling the sadness of the world, I retreat within.
The world is invasive, so confusing.  I need privacy to think.
I seek integrity and moral courage.
I seek to go home, from whence I came into being.

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You Were Loved – Wynonna Judd | Finding Self Worth

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The very first time I heard this song was eight years ago, in 2003.  I was in a ‘life boot camp’ of sorts where I was given the opportunity to see how I showed up in life, and how others honestly perceived me.  It was a pivotal time in my life where I was desperate for some help to make some major life changes, and I wasn’t afraid of honest feedback (which was not always pretty).  I regard this time in my life with much gratitude, as it was a springboard to a better way to live.

I went from a chronic victim (self-imposed), blaming everything ‘bad’ that ever happened to me in my life for my problems, to taking responsibility for my life and being accountable for my choices.  I crossed over from an unforgiving soul who held on to grudges so deep, to a forgiving soul who realizes that everyone is on their own path, trying their best (or not), and realizing that I could choose whether or not to let others actions affect me and the way I chose to live and respond to life.   I learned to go with the promptings in my soul, no matter the judgment I would receive from others – something I was deathly afraid of and debilitated by.

This song always takes me back to that place and reminds me of my worth that I discovered I had.  In the end, we all want to give the love we have, and be loved and ‘seen’ by others.

 

 

We all want to make our place in this world
We all want our voices to be heard
Everyone wants a chance to be someone
We all have dreams we need to dream
But sweeter than any star you can reach
Is when you reach and find you’ve found someone
You’ll hold this world’s most priceless thing
The greatest gift this life can bring
If you can look back and know
You were loved.
CHORUS:You were loved by someone
Touched by someone
Held by someone
Meant something to someone
Loved somebody
Touched somebody’s heart along the way
You can look back and say
You were loved.
You can have diamonds in your hand.
Have all the riches in the land
Without love do you really have a thing
When someone cares that you’re alive
When someone finds their world in your eyes
Then you’ll know you’ve find all you need
You’ll hold this world’s most priceless prize
The sweetest treasure in this world
If you can look back and say
You were loved
CHORUS
So many roads that you can take
Whatever way you go
Don’t take that road alone
Better you should know…
You were loved by someone
Touched by someone
Held by someone
Meant something to someone
Loved somebody
Touched somebody’s heart along the way
You can look back and say
You did OK
You were loved.
So remember to tell that one
You are loved.

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