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Poem: "Lending a Hand" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Lending a Hand"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

Not all people who do heroic things have a Destiny. Some are just quietly decent people.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 10th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

The roofer sets his hammer down
And does his level best
To catch the falling gargoyle chick
And tuck it in its nest.

The weaver hears a tiny cry
And lays aside her comb
To help the stranded kitten down
Or lead the puppy home.

They do their deeds and go their way,
Not knowing what they've sown;
They do not have a Destiny;
They do it on their own.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

That is beautiful! Thank you so much. I'll link to it from the series entry.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 10th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Thank you. I'm very glad you like it.
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: March 10th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Oh, this is wonderful.

By the way, you've just shown up twice in as many days on my friends' posts with nifty stuff. May I add you to my reading list?
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 10th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I'm glad you like it, and sure, you can add me. Thanks!
wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: March 11th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Is there a tune for this?
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 11th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

There can be one, if you would like
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 11th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I would love to have a tune for this song. A title would also be helpful for linking to it. Maybe something like "On Their Own" ...?
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 11th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I will see what I can do :-)

I was thinking about possibly treating what I wrote there as verses, adding a chorus, perhaps something like

He's (She's / They're) just the decent people that
We all can hope to be.
He does (She does / They do) the good that comes his (her /their) way;
If he (she, they) can, why not me?

And "On Their Own" would probably work as a title.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 13th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Tune is here in my lj
wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: March 11th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Well, it's a given that _I_ would like it to become a song.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 11th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I will see what I can come up with for a tune, and see above for some ideas about a possible chorus.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: March 13th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Tune is here in my lj
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