As you already know, I am a photographer and artist. What you don’t know is that I am also a songwriter/poet. While I love to write, I am very critical of my own work. Back in the 90’s my husband and I sang a lot and made several trips to Nashville. While we could have spent the rest of our lives pursuing the “glamorous life” we chose to not go that route because of what it would have taken from our family life.
That being said, I still wrote songs and filed them with the Library of Congress while we opted to perform more locally. Years went by and they just kind of sat in a folder. Kitty Well’s band leader did contact me and wanted to perform one of the songs but he wanted me to pay him…. you can imagine how that converstion went!
Today I am opening that folder just to share. I don’t claim to be a great poet or writer, it’s just something I do.
Gently flows the autumn breeze across the waters of the seas
And while my thoughts cross each wave, I wonder yet of another day
Amidst the waves my eyes adorn, great masses of steel stand guard till morn
Lonely hearts weap inside, while their bodies on the ocean ride
But at last they realize their loved ones soon will be by their side
The battles on land were fought well, and the enemy once again fell
A gentle calm fell over the sea to remind us of that autumn breeze