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Soup Song Sing-a-long

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Soup Song Sing-a-long

Differences can tear apart or bring you close together
Sometimes songs have harmony when sung by birds of different feather
Listen close and you might learn about a thing or two
Close your mind and shout a lot – no one listens to you

I jumped in the soup, a neophyte, afraid I might get burned
But found support from learned souls, everywhere I turned
Taken to places I didn’t know exist; a new world opened up to me
People willing to share their gifts of limitless possibility

But, some were stubborn and fought a lot about forms and certain rules
Some were full of jealousies and were being rather cruel
And at times, the soup began to acquire a bitter taste
But soon you learn what ingredients to savor and which ones are simply waste

Differences can tear apart or bring you close together
Sometimes songs have harmony when sung by birds of different feather
Listen close and you might learn about a thing or two
Close your mind and shout a lot – no one listens to you

So, jump in,
Take a swim,
The soup is oh so fine;
Add some spice,
Help make it nice,
And bring along some wine;
Sit over here,
And bend my ear,
With thoughts I never thought;
I want to learn,
From everyone,
The things that they were taught.

Differences can tear apart or bring you close together
Sometimes songs have harmony when sung by birds of different feather
Listen close and you might learn about a thing or two
Close your mind and shout a lot – no one listens to you



by Joe Flach, written and posted on 6/2/2014 for Dave Wood's contest

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  1. Date: 7/15/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Back for the grats! I loved this every time I read it! Way to go!!

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:55:00 PM
    Good one Joe! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 4:44:00 PM
    This one is great Joe...congrats Tim

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 10:13:00 AM
    Well penned, Joe! Congrats on a great win! Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 8:01:00 AM
    Catchy title - lyrics say it all love YOUR SOUP! I jumped in and had a swim. Congrats..

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:28:00 AM
    Joe, start to finish your smooth, intelligent lyrics had me in the groove.. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 4:51:00 AM
    Lyrics r perfect Joe ! Congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 6/3/2014 1:49:00 AM
    Great and perfect write, Joe

  1. Date: 6/2/2014 9:29:00 PM
    I love it! Great write - best wishes in the contest!

  1. Date: 6/2/2014 4:36:00 PM
    This sums up soup to perfection! Fantastic lyric good luck in the contest: Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 6/2/2014 3:34:00 PM
    What a great poem (song) I love it!! you have got it perfect. I added it to my fav and rated it 7 cause I love the honesty the spice of it, the truth of it. I have enjoyed this so very much thank you.