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Lyrics of Light

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Lyrics of Light

Trust, hope, love, and belief is what we all want in the end
Yet unseen scars are bleeding and burning within
Walls of mistrust and misery are closing in
“Time can never mend the careless whispers of a good friend”

Open hearts and minds aren’t to blame
Harmony is shattered at a cost
Among ignorance, tolerance is lost
“We’re one but we’re not the same”

When dust settles and you can again find the path
May your soul gather peace with its journey
May you meet others whose hearts are free
“Just remember you are not alone in the aftermath”

The stars, they may not always align
Though the ones that can, will glow forever
Join them, endure, just be…however
“You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine”



George Michael, U2, Adam Lambert, Katy Perry

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  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:50:00 PM

    Congrats on your win in Chris Matt's contest, enjoyed reading. Alexa

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:29:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Chris Matt's contest Shani. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:10:00 AM

    Thank you, Chris and Carolyn. I enjoyed writing this poem for the contest. "Careless Whispers" is my all-time favorite song. The musicians noted are all about acceptance and love of others and to be true to yourself. So glad to have my words mesh with their lyrics.

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 10:40:00 AM

    Dear Shani, WOW!!! This is a superb poem and I love the way you blended the lyrics. "Careless Whisper" is my favorite slow-dancing song. So romantic. Congratulations on your win! Just got back from fishing trip and hope to post a blog announcing my contest winners and having some fishing photos -- maybe later today. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:32:00 AM

    My goodness, you only had two comment before the comments of congratulations? This is a super entry for the contest, and this poem stands on its own outside of a contest. Congratulations~!

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 6:23:00 AM

    My congratulations on the win in the contest of Matt, Shani

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 12:56:00 AM

    Beautiful way to weave all these song lyrics, together, Shani! This is very uplifting love how you used these lyrics together :) Super duper congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 8:10:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! really wonderful...deserved win with your fantastic piece.... ***jun-jun

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 6:27:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Shani. I hope that your poetry will bring inspiration to other poets along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 1:43:00 PM

    Super songs and great lines Shani.. wonderful groups and artists u chose for this competition..good luck luv... an awesome piece..