Music in her Soul

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl - Wordle #596

Words: broken, powers, normal, room, call, music, church, hand,
       shaking, black, trial, star

Learned her music
in church.  She said
it was her calling.
Now she is a star.
At first her hands
shook before
she got on stage,
normal for a young girl.
As she grew accustomed  
to the many rooms
she worked, her voice
became powerful.  When
the trial period ended,
she began to play
large concert halls.
She was across 
the country when she
heard that her old
church had caught on
fire.  The congregation
was broken-hearted.
Almost everything
inside had turned
to black ash.  She
cancelled her tour,
flew to Philly,
and paid for new
church to be built. While
a construction crew
worked, she sang
the music she heard
in childhood on this
very spot.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Music in her Soul

  1. Aw, that is such a beautiful thing!


  2. Paula Light says:

    Touching story-poem 💕


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