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Her Hidden Gem

Mama sang while cleaning the house Friends noticed her melodic voice Outside, she hid behind her spouse When he played the sax, she’d rejoice The church choir was seeking talent Her soft voice touched a man nearby So to the choir master he went, “It’s Wanda you need, but she’s shy” Soon, at the instructed moment, Choir members stopped singing mid-song But mom continued, on she went Exposing a voice hidden too long Embarrassed, she stopped singing then Her talent already revealed The priest asked her to sing again A rare gem no longer concealed By Christmas she took center stage A soprano singing Christ’s praise Her shyness was now disengaged Winning hearts with every phrase No longer did she sing alone Wanda’s sweet voice had won acclaim Her confidence had finally grown When she received well-deserved fame *True event Written June 16, 2014

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Date: 6/25/2014 10:09:00 AM
Fav'd this one because it is great and touched my heart so very deeply! Thanks!!!!
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Date: 6/25/2014 10:07:00 AM
Your mother a great singer, you a great poet. Loved this write my friend!! My mother had 13 children, she sang as she did housework, lots and lots of house work!!! I always wondered why she was so happy . Now ever so hopelessly lost into love with my wife I finally know. The answer to my question was --my Dad!!! He brought her sunshine, love and joy so very, very fine.. Don't ever stop writing.....
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Date: 6/18/2014 3:50:00 PM
this is SO wonderful that her talent was finally brought forth to flourish. well, I caught your comment, as my last one received so far today and now I can leave work and get home! Have a great day. luv, Andrea
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Date: 6/17/2014 11:17:00 PM
good to pay homage to yir' singin' MaMa! Just passin' through to read some of your new stuff. I took a soup vacation. (But NEVER a writing vacation!)
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Date: 6/17/2014 7:53:00 AM
Ahh!! A poem honoring your mom..Good to know of her talent..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 6/17/2014 7:46:00 AM
I love the way you brought out this sweet story poetically, It reminds me of my story, how i ended up leading a church band.. Thanks and am one of the many who enjoy your poems and contests
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