Sunday, December 1, 2013

Transformation

This weekend's Trifextra Challenge is a free choice activity.    Ok then, I have chosen to write about re-inventing yourself.   

Tonight (Sunday, Dec. 1st), my little kiddies from my school will be performing in a concert at a fancy concert hall in front of the local glitterati of my area.  These kids have been receiving instruction from choir leaders trained in using the methods found in El Sistema, the programme started in Venezuela aimed at rescuing street kids through the Arts and giving them a way out of extreme poverty.  

I have faith that the kids will sing like angels and will fill the concert hall tonight with magic.
Have a great weekend, everyone!!!  :)


Transformation

She spread her wings ever wide
luxuriating in the warmth of the sunlight upon her body.
Once green and earthbound,
now, born anew.
She stepped forward,
leaping joyously into a life, 
beyond imaginings. 

20 comments:

  1. Oh Tom. Amid all the rainy references and snowy predictions, you chose the sun and new life. Gloriously rendered, sir :)))

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    1. Thanks, Jo-Anne. I hope that the transformations the kids and the community are undergoing turn out as optimistically as it sounds in my poem. Thanks for your kind words. :)

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  2. Very well done. I love reading things that make me smile.

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    1. As do I. :) Thanks for brightening my day with your comment.

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  3. Beautiful! Just beautiful! This feels fresh and joyful and what i needed on this already pitch black (too early) evening. And I'm sure the kiddies will sound terrific

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    1. The kids did just fine. They were up past their bedtimes so, I am not sure what tomorrow morning will bring but, it was all worth it to see them shine on such a public stage. Thanks for your kind words. :)

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  4. So full of hope. Lovely Tom!

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    1. Thank you, Kymm. As the year goes on and the changes to the school and the community become ever more real, we are working tirelessly to help make this transition as smooth as possible. That I am the hope for so many is daunting at times. Have to work extra hard so as not to let them down. When there is heart, there is hope. :)

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    2. I hear you about the daunting, Tom. Find a place that lets you suck in some hope, so you can keep giving it back. Can't let yourself get depleted. And I hope you know where your rah-rah section is!!

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  5. This is sweet and full of hope and light. Well done!

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    1. Being hopeful and optimistic is helpful for me, too. Glad you liked my words. :)

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  6. So cool, Tom. I lived in Venezuela for 2 years. They certainly do have a lot of awesome social programs. Hope the concert is a smashing success. Thanks for linking up. Don't forget to vote!!

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  7. Thanks. The kids performed well. I am curious to see if this moment has a lasting impact on them. Thanks for your feedback about Venezuela.

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  8. I'm glad to see your kids did well! Lovely piece.

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    1. A violin ensemble, a classical pianist, an adult choir and.........my guys! Who da thunk it!? :) They did themselves and their families proud last night. Thanks for your kind words.

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  9. Tom,first of all wish your kids all the best-am sure they are going to(or already have) dazzle(d)the audience with their fabulous performance-give them all a warm hug from me:-)

    This piece is so beautifully created-love the idea of spreading one's wings and then how it gradually meta-morphed into a thing of grace and took off-awesome!You get my vote! :-)

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    1. Consider them all hugged! I actually hugged them all as they came off the stage and were headed for their parents. Hugs are good. The kids did good job and should be proud of themselves. Thanks, as always, for your most supportive comments.

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  10. This is exquisite. Love these 33 words full of newness and hope. What a great piece to read first thing this morning. Lovely!

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  11. Lovely is as lovely does. Thanks, Ivy! :)

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