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Life has a purpose to it. Sometimes it seems we are granted glimpses as to what the purposes of each of our lives is. It seems these glimpses come most at times of insight and meditation when we are most in tune with our Creator. Other times there is an awareness that we are witness to our purpose in times of duress and change often beyond our control. It is as though we are each a grand symphony undergoing our own serenades.
Serenade of life
played on strings I cannot see,
resonating strength throughout me,
for glimpses of the music,
when I cannot explain,
or when emptiness abounds,
the joys and sorrows overwhelming.
Now the drums and brass
the sharp notes disapper,
the days are growing shorter,
low notes deeply on a giant harp,
and they call to wonder,
what did it all
a song of empty straining,
or the tune of the future's dream.
The people I have known,
that I was meant to join,
many of them are gone,
but others have come to be,
joining to sing
in a chorus around me
that flows in sweet carressing
of a serenade of life.
But the melody
plays out louder,
comforting the waking slumber
as in His arms I sway,
in the rhythm of Creator
in this final
serenade of life.
Copyright 2008, Jerry W. Engler
Jerry W. Engler
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|Reviewed by Sheri Uy
|Jerry, i plunged myself deep in reflection with this one. Yes, we should recognize each life's serenade and listen to the melody. Sometimes joyful, sometimes confusing, sometimes painful. But the thing is, we hear it and recognize it before all of us hit the finish line. Very engaging.
|Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr.
|"The people I have known...
many of them are gone..
but others have come...
(for) a serenade of life.."
Thank you for this gentle reminder Jerry...a big boost to a desperate soul.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Fine analogies, Jerry... ...and substance for reflection. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|The serenade of life - it can truly be a mournful tune, but it can also be so very wondrous, if only we open our hearts and souls to His wondrous Creation.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Life is a symphony of magic that we play and string, begin and end as we journey forward, just beautiful....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Fears I now have when it is closer to time to move to a Senior apartment efficiency apartment close to here, but the move scares me cause I feel I still won't be happy there. But with God's help I'll get through it and prayers should help. Wonderful write to help me too.|
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|And then you'll join the beauty of the stars, and your story remains, your song, and you, unencumbered by physical needs, coming back in time, and leaving again, this is how you garner who you are, and as you said, sometimes you remember, now you remember being there once before, you everlasting spirit, when you are deeply within it. You connect now more freely with the other side. Now judging by your beautiful stories, you must be quite a star traveller Jerry, Bless your great Spirit! Jasmin Horst|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Beautifully and moving...swaying to the rhythm...
|Reviewed by Jean Pike
|Really beautiful, Jerry. Another of your deep, introspective, mood poems. Very much enjoyed.|
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Absolutely beautiful inspirational writing! loved it.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Comforting - beautifully played melody on my eyes. :) Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|Stunning, Jerry. I felt every word of this. It was like stepping into the beautiful song of you and feeling your most heart-felt, soul-stirring notes. This is exactly the kind of message I aim to convey in many of my pieces. To quote a line of Paulo Cuelho's The Alchemist, "To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation." Your expression here is purely elegant.|