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Bloggers PhotoSome would say I'm a complicated fellow. But in truth I'm just an average schlepp. I have a beautiful, sweet, loyal wife with whom I have spent countless hours helping many to get to know their Creator better. This work is the highpoint of my life. Oh, and I enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I don't watch sports but love playing everything from basketball to softball to ping pong. Me an enigma? Hmmm...

Song For The World (Poetry Soup Collaboration)

Blog Posted:2/12/2020 3:42:00 PM

So... my recent poem Detente suggests that we share our muses and create a song for all the world to hear.  Though it was never intended to be a real invitation I got to thinking - why not?  Based on some of your responses to the poem perhaps it could be done.  I'll gauge the response to this blog to determine feasability.

I have two ideas in mind:

1. The song could be a winner in a contest sponsored by me with possible input from a few others willing to help judge.

Or...

2. Let all poets who are interested contribute a single line of verse to a song collaboration which I would then tweak and arrange in a coherent manner similar to what was done in my love letter - Beatles tribute poem.  Even foreign language submissions could be eligible if an English translation was provided for relevance.

Relevance to what?  Why, the theme of course.  The title is: Song for the World.  The theme would be poetic peace, love, harmony.  Regardless of whether we decide on option one or two the finished song would be posted in it's entirety as a blog to maximize exposure.

Let's show the world that we can unite under the banners of peace and unity and that petty differences and opinions can be set aside in order to accomplish a common goal.  Anyone can contribute, including all my lovely blockers and other various and assorted frenemies.

 

Tommy

ps. for inspiration take a listen to the song We Are The World (lyrics included in video)

https://youtu.be/I04FcfIVtcU

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Date: 2/26/2020 6:01:00 PM
Great idea Tommy. Let me know what you decide and where your project is headed.
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Date: 2/17/2020 12:01:00 AM
"I'm just here watching the wheels go round and round"
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/17/2020 11:29:00 AM
For the entire song, it was written and sung by Harry Nilsson and it's called Blanket For A Sail. It's a children's song and yes the lyrics are wonderful.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/17/2020 10:21:00 AM
Lalala. Nice verse
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/17/2020 12:08:00 AM
"Way out on the ocean/ far across the seven seas/ there's a tiny little boat, faith is keepin it afloat it's got a tiny little skipper in a tiny tattered coat. you see the law of the ocean/ says you will never fail with hope as a rudder, faith as a compass and a blanket for a sail" Used to sing this to my kids lol
Date: 2/15/2020 11:59:00 AM
For Keith, It's pronounced Dock-sund or Dock-shund
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2020 9:27:00 PM
No, no snakes. They get viperactive and throw hissy fits. Anyone who saw Snakes on a Plane would know what I'm talking about. They must have been Boeing constrictors!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/15/2020 6:29:00 PM
~ Anything but Snakes!!!
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craig cornish
Date: 2/15/2020 6:10:00 PM
LOL
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 3:35:00 PM
Sigh. Ok but no hamsters, Guinea pigs, snakes or lizards! We don't want to stray too far off theme
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/15/2020 3:17:00 PM
I vote that dogs (or cats, for DH’s sake) be mentioned in our PS Team song...they’re part of the extended family of many soupers...what say you? :)
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rob carmack
Date: 2/15/2020 12:12:00 PM
Tommy, don't fight the current, always let the rip tide take you out to sea first, then swim back. And, as a nod to Constance, I did just mention cats in a response below.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/15/2020 12:10:00 PM
And for all others, however you say it, if peeps are still not sure what your saying, just say; The Hot Dog Dog.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 12:09:00 PM
It's not a blog about dogs!! Constance help me, pleeeeeeze
Date: 2/14/2020 7:54:00 PM
hey I wrote a poem a long time ago called Love Song for the World, something like that. I'll give you the link in Soupmail if you want. Nice idea, Tommy
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 8:53:00 PM
Ooh nice
Date: 2/14/2020 7:43:00 AM
Alas... perhaps we're not yet ready to unite for a theme song.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/15/2020 12:01:00 PM
Laura, I think I speak for everyone when I say 'Hell Yeah' to bringing your lab (I think even the cat folk whispered it). If you know anyone that has a less common breed such as the Xoloitzcuintle or Chinese Crested, these are welcomed as well.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2020 8:03:00 AM
note to self: pack plenty frankincense and myrrh. That's Brut and Old Spice to you new ark travellers.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 7:50:00 AM
It'll be our own little Woodstock
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 7:49:00 AM
Will there be a shower on the ark? Cuz 40 days without may produce a certain ripeness that only Matthew McConaughey would appreciate
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/14/2020 11:48:00 PM
Can I bring my yellow lab to the ark, as well? We can all meet there for 40 days and nights and brainstorm a PS Team song together! Won’t that make Tommy happy? As Brandy would say... just sayin’ ;)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 11:37:00 PM
Rob or Craig, I need to know if it's pronounced dash-und or dax-und? What say you?
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 10:02:00 PM
I'll bring the bugz. In pairs of seven of course.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/14/2020 9:48:00 PM
I will be bringing dachshunds to the ark, all smooth coat. Going to try to get every coat color there is. Maybe Craig can bring the long hairs and someone else can bring the wire-haired?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 9:30:00 PM
Rob, methinks you could use one too. And remember...no clenching!
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rob carmack
Date: 2/14/2020 9:28:00 PM
Brandy, the rumors in the legends have it, that he likes to be spanked with a live mic! *mic drop*
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 9:28:00 PM
If you're dishing it out I'm there! I have been naughty so don't hold back.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/14/2020 9:23:00 PM
Shhh.. don't tell all your secrets. A Spanking you will get.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/14/2020 9:22:00 PM
Remember Keith, Tommy said no bruises. The first song has to be G, not to be confused with OG, but G as in rating.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 9:05:00 PM
Please, no admonishing soupmails, although I don't mind getting spanked once in a while.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 8:55:00 PM
Sigh. I suppose it's Karma that my serious blog is being trolled. I hear Constance snickering from afar...
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/14/2020 8:47:00 PM
Nice shades!! : ) So thankful you have one face.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 8:38:00 PM
Brandy, take your shot...but not the face. Some have two but I only have one.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/14/2020 7:57:00 PM
Help.. I need somebody. Help, not just anybody.. oh, looking good in your jacket Keith. :)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 7:25:00 PM
Hey! Laura and Brandy didn't help. They may be easy on the eyes but you can't trust girls. I'm putting my flak jacket on now...just in case.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 6:54:00 PM
Help! My song has been hijacked by reprobates. The unholy Triad of Rob Tarmac, Cwaig Cornish and Keef Entrails. Where's Beckster when I need her
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 6:15:00 PM
Okay, I'll give it one more shot. I think I'm on to something here. Here goes: imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people sharing all the world. Well?
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/14/2020 8:07:00 AM
We are ready. There's just soooo many options.
Date: 2/13/2020 4:09:00 PM
Or..."harmony and understanding, sympathing and trust abounding, no more falsehoods and derisions, golden living dreams of visions, mystic crystal revelation and the mind's true liberation". C'mon Tommy, Craig and I are giving you pearls here. I've even got the melodies ready to go. Open up your mind and let the sunshine in!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2020 8:16:00 PM
It always bothered me as a kid that D'Artagnan was my favourite but the book is called "The Three" instead of The Four Musketeers. Also, why were they called musketeers when they were swordsmen? I grant you I wasn't a normal kid.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/15/2020 2:17:00 PM
The Three Musketeers!! :) Yes, at least he-she knows great poetry. Amazing poets you all are.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 2:04:00 PM
Well, whoever he/she was they liked Keef, Cwaig and Tommy writes so can't be all bad
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/15/2020 1:43:00 PM
Yep!! Looks that way, about 'trailer' Here one moment- gone the next. What shall we do about it? Nothing..
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craig cornish
Date: 2/15/2020 12:04:00 PM
And Thwomas, the whole park isn't gone, just the trailer.
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craig cornish
Date: 2/15/2020 12:02:00 PM
You are loved Keith, just by people that are suspected of dubious mentalities like myself...but then "Any port in a storm" eh mate.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/15/2020 10:55:00 AM
Traylor Parker is gone, vanished in mid blog
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2020 4:50:00 AM
Freddie, is that you?
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 7:10:00 PM
Can I keep him? One can never have too many fake fans I always say
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 5:18:00 PM
Oops, my bad! You're right, Craig. Well spotted. I feel like such a fool. Does that mean I don't really have a fan? All I ever wanted was to be loved and revered.
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craig cornish
Date: 2/14/2020 9:54:00 AM
Keith, you missed it and you're usually quick witted--"Trailer Park" which he's probably referring to Trump voters. He's probably AV's buddy or AV himself. Those who hide behind a mask like ANTIFA have something to hide and think they're cute and intelligent. It is truly a measure of some level of honesty to stand in the light. Fake accounts that troll legit accounts are not assets and are of the type that LuLoo just blogged about.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 10:25:00 PM
I didn't know Tommy and I had a fan club...or is it fight club?
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 8:57:00 PM
Hey, a true blue missing person. Gotta check you out Traylor
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/13/2020 8:53:00 PM
I agree.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 5:00:00 PM
Hmm, they're all busy sequestered away in some log cabin somewhere for the winter like the unabomber scribbling away on their submissions. Well, let's hope that's what they're doing!
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 4:36:00 PM
Lol. This blog is just to test the waters, to see if anyone is actually interested. Hey where's all the fake account people who came out of the woodwork for the anthology thingy?
Date: 2/13/2020 11:57:00 AM
Why not both options?! The end result = 2 songs.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 12:06:00 PM
Nice idea. I'm hoping though we can come up with something good enough that TPS might want to adopt it as a site theme song. Wouldn't that be cool?
Date: 2/13/2020 10:59:00 AM
In the spirit of Alice In Chains 'Down in a Hole', I submit; beaten and trodden lies the muse/ every line written to you/ cant shake this day's blues/ tracing a finger/ around every new bruise
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 7:46:00 PM
Well, there's no fires at Noah's place.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 7:41:00 PM
You need a deluge to put out those hellish fires mate
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 7:38:00 PM
Yeah, it rains and floods a lot at his place. He must have a busted storm water drain or something. I know he's building something really big down there though! Whenever I ask him if there's anything I can do to assist he just says bring two of everything. What does he mean? I always show up with two arms, two legs, and two cases of beer!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/14/2020 7:23:00 PM
Giggle. : ) You and Noah are besties huh?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 5:43:00 PM
Lost? I'll ask my mate, Noah, who lives two doors down. He'll know.
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craig cornish
Date: 2/14/2020 2:15:00 PM
Ah, the lost "Ark"---don't look!
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rob carmack
Date: 2/13/2020 10:06:00 PM
You're right Tommy, we should start easy. We'll open the toy box down the road. Keith, after the toy box has been opened, maybe then dark versions with alternate lyrics?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 4:43:00 PM
Very dark, Rob, but I think Tommy is looking for an original piece. Both he and I can't tolerate creative theft so put your "mic drop" cap on and reach for the stars like I did.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 12:06:00 PM
No bruises in our love fest Robbie
Date: 2/13/2020 6:46:00 AM
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony; I'd like to hold it in my arms and keep it company. How's that?
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 2/16/2020 11:06:00 PM
Indeed, rack it up as royalties...or is this pro-bono. (don't even think it!)?
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 7:11:00 PM
You can have Wayne's $.02
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2020 5:50:00 PM
Please Tommy, no crass commercialising of my own completely original work. I would never sell out to the corporates for the Yankee dollar. But just as a matter of interest, how much are we talking about here?
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 7:44:00 AM
"I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company..."
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 10:40:00 PM
Laura, you're the real thing!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/13/2020 10:02:00 PM
Remember, we need to make this poem real...because what the world wants today is the REAL thing! ;)
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 7:39:00 PM
Or some RC cola. Or would that be an insult?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 6:34:00 PM
Hmm, the cola wars! Perhaps whenever your son-in-law comes to visit you could serve Dr Pepper and avoid any unpleasantries.
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craig cornish
Date: 2/13/2020 5:59:00 PM
Brandy, thanks so much for your compassionate heart and thank you Keith, but your exposing me as a Coke man has created a rift in the family since my son in law is a regional manager for Pepsi - it's been a difficult afternoon, hopefully we can work through it!! Thanks Keith!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 4:16:00 PM
I know, Brandy, Craig is a visionary. He has that rare ability to reveal his true self in his writings. For instance, I'm guessing he's a Coke man and not a Pepsi. Just a vibe I get - I can't explain it!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/13/2020 11:37:00 AM
Feeling all warm inside indeed. "apple trees and honey bees" I like that Craig. Such beautiful thoughts. :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 11:25:00 AM
That's actually not bad cwaigy but ya gotta think we not I
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craig cornish
Date: 2/13/2020 11:17:00 AM
How about, "I'd like to build the world a home and furnish it with love - grow apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves!" I just feel all warm inside!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/13/2020 7:24:00 AM
I think it needs work. It sounds a bit too jingley to me. It will never catch on!
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craig cornish
Date: 2/13/2020 6:57:00 AM
Inspirational Keith - got goosebumps! Yup, it's the real thing!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/13/2020 6:51:00 AM
:) Perfect.
Date: 2/13/2020 2:09:00 AM
That would be a great opportunity for so many beautiful souls to share the voice of fine poetry and the feel of love and peace! Great idea, Son Of Spock! It would be my immense delight and honour to sing along with all of you for the harmony and beauty of the world! Thank you so much for your sincere endeavours.. my deepest regards and blessings.
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/13/2020 12:08:00 PM
I'm hoping to hear from as many as possible. We'll see
Date: 2/12/2020 10:46:00 PM
Great idea, Tommy... Good luck to all
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/14/2020 7:11:00 PM
Sigh
Date: 2/12/2020 10:39:00 PM
I suggest an option #3 which would be a collaboration of verses which would produce larger more controllable contributions. So, there would be, in the end, 4-6 verses chosen and a consensus of a refrain which would be chosen from a submitted verse or a resubmission to everyone for a refrain after the best verses are chosen. Line by line IMO would be a jig saw puzzle way too complicated and disjointed to assemble. Of course, some guideline of lines per verse etc. would have to be considered. BTW, fun concept though!
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Date: 2/12/2020 5:12:00 PM
Tom, I like the idea, and like option 2, hope you can get it organized _Constance
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/12/2020 8:21:00 PM
Kewl let's see
Date: 2/12/2020 3:55:00 PM
Yes, but difficult to judge one line as an integral part of a whole and , if indeed a song, to what end melody wise? Perhaps a melody first and then the chosen lines one at a time which both go with the melody and enhance the theme? That would then keep all more cohesive and organized. Step by step...
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Son of Spock
Date: 2/12/2020 4:05:00 PM
I think the lyrics first and then if someone qualified wants to set it to music all the better

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