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Personally Speaking, Singing

Singing is Bi-polar.
Some songs sound like an aching molar
Packed with violence, hate and anger.
Other songs are sung to win him or her.
Soft sweet words that cause love to whir.
Passion packed with minds a blur,
Bi-polar songs make emotions stir.

Singing touches the soul.
Old love, new love, no love…take their toll.
A heartfelt song can break a man or make him whole.
Singing about God help’s reach Heaven’s goal.
Songs that strengthen fulfill that role.
Where Heaven’s gates need no bankroll.
Only pure hearts who found time to enroll.

Singing vociferously is fun.
Whether in the shade or in the sun,
It does not matter where it’s done.
I did it once where a spider spun.
My woodland tune like opera sung
Brought birds to listen one by one.
A peacock’s courtship I once won.

Personal singing is not just for a bird.
They chirp all day singing no word.
Like man, they tweet when love is stirred.
Then comes the rooster; someone is spurred.
Anhingas sing; blurred tunes…absurd!	
Meanwhile the raven’s voice is heard.
Why are they singing; we’re all bestirred!

Copyright January 14, 2014
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Three or More Stanzas, Three or More 
Thoughts on the Same Idea 	
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper



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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 2:53:00 PM
    Dane Anne, excellent contrast between the stanzas and good way to tie it all together. Good use of form. Congratulations on your win, thanks much for entering my contest.

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 1/21/2014 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sheri, for including me in the winner's circle. It was a fun write! Enjoyed stretching my brain a bit. Big Smiles, Dane Ann.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:06:00 PM
    Some songs sound like a aching molar is a classic line...great monorhyme, glad I had a mind to take the time to chime in on your rhyme. Very clever theme and good luck in contest, Dane.

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 1/15/2014 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks to you, David for taking time to read my monorhyme and for chiming in to speak your mind. Big Smiles. I definitely enjoyed and appreciated your comment.