Sunday Song Challenge

Ok, here goes, first song of the challenge. I’m not sure if I have the kinks ironed out regarding posting videos on my blog. My first attempt failed yesterday and I pulled the post because the video wouldn’t display, and please let me know if there is an issue on your end. ( Thanks Marilee! ) This is a project I have been wanting to launch for some time; I’ve challenged myself with an overly ambitious exercise to write one original song a week, for as many weeks as I can, and post it. This might, no, I’m certain, will result in some lame ass material, so, goofy or not, you’re welcome to watch me fumble through.

This song is in response to the front line workers over the past year. Seven Bells is 7 pm when we all went out on our balconies and decks to give our thanks ~

HERO’S D. Brint, 2021

In the light that’s slowly fading, over empty city streets

Another shift is starting, shuffled in on tired feet

And they’re close to collapsing, from long hours on the line

And they crave what their heart’s thirsting

Just an end to these hard times

Marches and angry hollers, holding out their flags of doom

Their rhetorics hard to swallow, while we drown in this monsoon

But the giving that you’re giving, all the hearts that you have won

What will shine as bright as ever, is the work that you have done

A mother without her child, a husband without his wife

Behind these walls they’re exiled, In their last moments of life

And it’s you who held their hand, when no one could be there

We’re walking through a wasteland

Littered with our thoughts and prayers

Seven Bells called us out of hiding

With shouts of praise, this war that you’re fighting

Sound the drum for the bullets that you’re biting

You’ll walk the boulevard as hero’s

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Recovering Creative

I live on a tiny island on the Canadian west coast with about 300 of my neighbours. I am a Red Seal chef and certified baker (retired), an artist, an amateur photographer. I write, (unpublished so hesitate to call myself A Writer) sing, and can bang out some reasonable sounding chords on a guitar. And I grow a veggie garden. Older, wiser, and armed with insights and experience, I am on a conscience pursuit of reclaiming my creative life. I see it as a career change. Next level.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Song Challenge

  1. This may be a duplicate as my first attempt seemed to disappear.

    Well, it took a nanosecond for you to work out the kinks! Add technology to your list of can-do. Your voice is really lovely and that was easy listening – I want more. This weekly challenge will greatly broaden your offering and make your site quite unique. Wonderful!

    1. yep, as did my response to your first one hahah, technology! So I’ll thank you again for you kind comment, and for listening and engaging. And as far as tech savvy – newp. I’m still on the incline of the learning curve!
      Cheers ~

  2. Well, it took a nanosecond for you to work out the kinks! Add technecnology to your list of can do. Your voice is really lovely and that was easy listening – I want more. This weekly challenge will broaden your offering and make your site quite unique. Wonderful!

    1. My nanosecond seems to be two days long ! Thank you for your kind words. I don’t feel I’ve got WP figured out, and I’m sure there are things I should be taking advantage of, so I’m not tech-y really. The song project is likely an overreach for me, but I’m game 🙂
      Thanks again, cheers!

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