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The Song I Heard

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The Song I Heard

When I heard thy beckoning song, my eyes
Saw signs of things to be done. Things your mind's
Eyes made different and sweet, and so I
learned the songs rhythm, letting it come to me
Again and again till I knew each pause
And beat and enjoyed the patterns of an idea
Filled song reminding me of my own dreams

I was a patient dog yet not hungry
For meat. I followed thy path even on 
Sunny days, I watched thy hand master thy
Every tool, I watched some more till I
Was good and they wore me beads and chanted my
Name, yet behind their praise I heard your voice
Saying honour should follow gray hair, and gentle
spirit should never die. I heard thee till 
thou turned to dust and then I began the 
Beckoning song preserving the circle of
Life and your dream since our problems began

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:38:00 PM
    wow,this one seems so profound, Ingibo. LIke it is written about someone very important in your life. sorry if I don't completely understand it. I can tell it is a very spirtual poem. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Nice write!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 6:13:00 AM
    An excellent recount of the wisdom of Proverbs learned at the knee of one's mother or father as the case may be. Generally it falls to the mother to teach wisdom and the Bible to the children but we learn also from a good father as well. Nice job. God Bless, JB Two typos: First stanza, fourth line up from bottom learned instead of learnt. (learnt is slang) Second stanza, second line from top, For meat instead of Of meat. Just trying to help. Hope you don't mind. God Bless JB

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 9:09:00 AM
    Compelling verse and beautifully written, Ingibo. Love the line about "honour shold follow gray hair." We often neglect our elderly, but the circle of life continues on. Welcome to Poetry Soup! Best wishes for happy times here. Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Lovely write, creative and deeply meaningful, Ingibo