I have spent my time and money
learning to sing.
I wanted to learn to sing well
more than anything
but I forgot something.
I picked up a diamond and saw my own reflection
mirrored there and it was a beautiful thing.
Then I saw my daughter’s reflection and
thought of sharing.

The world is a lonely place without friends.
I want to be part of helping children who have
difficulty making friends. I want to show them
it is not so hard.

My Jennifer taught me that.

Music and Poetry

Singing is my therapy.
Whenever anything bad happens to me
I will be singing or playing the piano.
It is not like I don’t care and
I am carefree and happy so I am enjoying some music.
No, I do this so I can lose myself in a familiar world
where the only thing that can hurt me is a discordant note.
Writing poetry is sort of like singing to me.
I just let my fingers prattle and see what happens.
Thank goodness for the arts.
They are my therapy.

Friendship Bubble

I just thought yesterday
this is not right.
The world is not so accepting
when someone is not thinking right.
There would be words said
people would not just accept
that my girl has been put away
and her mind is not right.

There are some people
who are not so generous
when there is this sort of trouble.
It is not their fault.
They do not understand.
They fear the unknown.

I would have to put myself
inside that box. I was never
unkind but I did not understand.
So my friends have put me in a
friendship bubble.

This bubble is made up of hugs
and good thoughts.
Kind gestures from my friends are shown.
I am so grateful
and I know I am not alone.

Thank you my lovely choir families and friends.
When I venture out of this bubble I will be ok.

I am taking each day at a time.

High A? No Problem

I have got a new repertoire to learn.
The song ‘Hand in Hand’ has a High A in it.
I will sit at the piano and play the piece.
If I can go over and over the piece
and think of the High A as a low A
and relax and float to the note
maybe, hopefully, I will not only
perfect the song
but send the bad dreams
back where they belong.

Away from me.
Getting so tired of waking
up more tired than when I
went to bed.
Achieving a hign note is
easier than everything else
right now.