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Lullaby of the Lost

for Chris Matt's
Favorite Songs and Lyrics Contest

“We were born before the wind”
  Held by angels and given wings
  To fly this world ephemeral 
  Every breath a miracle

“And oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain”
 Chased spectrums of the rainbows burst between
 Held my arms around the thunder storms of lovers
 Rode on river bends deep with loss and wonder 

 But still I’ve only ever found an aching that is you
 In alpine meadows drenched with light inside the morning hue
 And when the sloping sun sends golden kisses out to sea
 I “shoot the moon and miss completely”

 It seems I‘ve always drifted out or crashed and combed this life 
 A seeker gleaning meaning in the shadows left behind
 Where night is sleeping softly round the lonely stars above
“Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?”

Van Morrison
James Taylor
Norah Jones
Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks

Copyright © Soulfire

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  1. Date: 6/6/2012 12:23:00 PM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be exceptional Jen. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 2:20:00 PM
    ~~Magnificent~~ writing Jen. A pleasure to read today. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 4:35:00 PM
    Well done, ~soulfire~! Good luck in the contest, and thank you for your nice comments on my latest. Really appreciated. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 4:48:00 AM
    Super selections of artists ..songs and lines.. Soulfire.. I luv each one .. good luck again in the contest.. amazing write especially that first verse..luv..thankxx for enjoying my Prissy Pair ...

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:56:00 PM
    You have chosen some beautiful lyrics. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for reading and commenting. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:16:00 PM
    So much despair in this poem, Soulfire. Very powerful emotions and you worked the lyrics in so well. Also, these are some of my favorite artists so I am familiar with all the songs except the one by Norah Jones. I almost use James Taylor in my entry. He writes great lyrics and apparently you do as well. Wishing you success in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Dear Jen, You have taken a piece of soul from four of the best and put it together and created a poetic MASTERPIECE. Love, Elaine

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Enjoyed the piece though I know little about the songs, soulfire

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:54:00 AM
    Perfect selection of songs and lines and artists Soulfire.. wonderful entry for the contest luv.. good luck.. this is a super awesome creation with great depth..luv..

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 1:39:00 AM
    * “I Love All of Your Beauties Artist Mentioned Below * Great Taste * Majestic Verse * Top Notch Classic Sweeet * Creative * Profound * Picturesque * Love? * Tis The Neverending Joy of Beauty * My Dear Beautiful Soulfire * Tis But A Fave In Extreme * Hugs & Kisses * Kisses & Hugs * Sarah” *

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 10:22:00 PM
    Well done! Good luck in the contest. Enjoyed! Carolline.

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 7:25:00 PM
    a gentle symphony abou the trimmings of affection.. greeat work soul with winning wishes! :) huggs, nette