The band struck up a joyful tune
With beat lively and fast;
“Come join in, the host proclaim,”
“We’ll party and have a blast!”
But some of the guests ignored his words;
Others just stood around.
A few joined in the circle;
Many were by fear so bound.
The band played a more gentle tune,
A melody subdued,
Which made some guests begin to sway
With a quiet attitude.
The ones who liked the faster beat
Sighed and wandered away,
While some talked over the music,
Touting what they had to say.
At last the band began to play
A song with depth of heart.
No one could resist its sound,
So they stopped drifting apart.
As the people heard the music
Speak to their very souls,
They joined together in one dance
That began to make them whole.
So may the band play on and on
Until there’s joy and peace;
Until all people everywhere
Live in hope that will increase.
Published by lifehelps
I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color.
I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher.
My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog.
Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner.
I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God.
May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.
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