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The Swan of Melody

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Sven
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The Swan of Melody
     Glides with beauty across the staves of life
She has sung many roles
     Each more challenging than the last
Her arias have thrilled many
     But now, the performance is over, and the crowd has gone on its way.

She continues to swim
     For swim she must to sing her next song
Her voice, once beautiful, now bears the scars of life
     She still continues to sing
Her arias thrill fewer
     But the performances are shorter, and the crowd seeks her less each day.

Time continues to turn
     The swan still swims, her voice almost stilled
No longer does she thrill the once cheering crowd
     But her voice still holds beauty
For the crowd of one
     Who has waited his whole life for this one performance.

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

© Copyright 2000 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
Lone Wolf
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1 posted 03-23-2000 12:09 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

A lucky one indeed.  Very sweet poem.  Kind of sad though.  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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Hey, I'm the first perosn to reply to this... don't know why, it's beautiful!!  Wonderful poem!  
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Sven, this piece is so touching, and your last stanza, especially poignant. I think it's beautiful.

~ Claire
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4 posted 03-23-2000 12:44 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I love swans..this is a lovely poem Sven..
serenity blaze
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5 posted 03-23-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Loved the imagery here, Sven.  Touching every step of the way...I, too, loved the ending.  No song is wasted as long as someone enjoys...
Thank you again.
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6 posted 03-23-2000 01:36 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Your melody in this is very touching Sven...

beauty is definantly in the eye of the beholder!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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7 posted 03-23-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

so beautiful Sven...your song bird inspired much grace in you...this was lovely to read and breath in...
take care, jm

 and you can say baby...
baby can I hold you tonight
maybe if told you the right words...
at the right time,
you'd be mine...
baby can I hold you tonight...
tracy chapman


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