I love it here on SingSnap..This place has been a refuge for me for years! I love to sing it's something I've always done since a very young girl!
My whole family is musical. My sister sings, plays piano and is a professional flamenco dancer, my older brother plays piano and makes his own songs up and also plays drums and sings. My mother was a professional roller skater (yes there was such a thing at one time) lol. She also danced with a partner back in the disco days. She was actually pretty good! She taught me rhythm and blues and well growing up in Detroit city I had some great exposure to SOUL!! I love to sing it and dance to it! My father on the other hand was a country lover! He listened to the greats like Willie Nelson, Boxcar Willie, Hank Williams, George Jones, Anne Murray (although on here she is under POP? lol) and many more. I guess I got the best of them both!
One of the great things about this site is the people...so many talented individuals and sweet friends I've made so glad to be a part of such a great community of singers!!
***Picture below is of my mom (far right), little brother(middle) and me (Girl Scout W/Pigtails) *** Memories are so precious....my mom passed in 2011 and my dad passed in 2010...feels like it was yesterday still....
*** I also write poetry (an example is below) I write many styles of Poetry some rhyme and many do not. ***
The Earth’s Bounty
Gaze and ponder the beauty of the fields
yellow marigolds cover the ground in summer
while lush green grass lay so lovingly beneath our feet
The earth smells fresh
View the infinite skyline
See how the clouds billow by shaping the air with their breath
and the blue painted sky peeks through the sunshine
Stress just seems to melt away
Consider the golden maple trees
look how the changing leaves bring us a kaleidoscope of color
and glorious sap slides down the bark to catch.
This bountiful tree stretches out to hold so much life
Contemplate the Mysterious ocean
see how the depth and longitude of it seem to go forever
and listen to the sound of waves crashing against the rocky shore
The sent of the fresh moist air is tranquil and calm
Look up and see the jeweled rainbow
see how the colors blend into the rainy mist
and imagine a paradise earth waiting to be discovered at the end
As it colors the sky it makes us feel hopeful and loved
Admire the sculptured mountains
how they tower above the land broad with stature
as it provides a shelter for the living things on the earth
It calls us to our mind that all of this is no mere coincidence.
Finally, set your view on the abating sunset
how mesmerizing the soft hues of orange and yellow
as nocturnal life is perking up
We are mellowing out as the crystalline night awaits
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