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Friday, August 3, 2012

Real Toads: Sinéad O'Connor challenge

Marian's musical challenge today for the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads includes a video of Ireland's amazing Sinéad O'Connor, singing a song from her latest album.
Marian asks us to let Sinéad inspire us, and there's one thing about her that has impressed me throughout her 25-year career...
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the power of the voice
the feelings it evokes
joy and hope
smiles and laughter
even when
something terrible happens
the voice
rises above
with powerful joy
and enduring hope
evoking once again
smiles and laughter
  

 

10 comments:

manicddaily said...

You know, I know OF her, but don't really know her music. But your poem makes me want to listen. Thanks much! k.

Hannah said...

She's such an inspiration!! She'll not soon be forgotten. :)

Daydreamertoo said...

She has been through a lot over the years and yet, she has triumphed not just for herself but, for others too.
Nice interpretation of the prompt Kay.

Mary said...

She definitely has a voice that evokes emotion, doesn't she? One cannot listen to her music and be unmoved....

Marian said...

yessssssss! so, so true. she gives me hope. thank you, kay. xo

Kerry O'Connor said...

She is one to admire and inspire.. such a tale of strength in adversity.

Ella said...

All I can think of is "nothing compares 2U" ... ;D
I loved it!

Fireblossom said...

Yeah, Sinead is the real thing, isn't she?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "the voice rises above"........yes, it does, and so powerfully.

Margaret said...

"Tell me how could it be that your fancy free has fled?".... that is quite a gift!