Singing While I Can - A Poem About Empowerment

I will be all that I can...
I will be all that I can... | Source

I Will Sing While I Can

I will be all that I can be

Going forward with certainty

And if I’m given a lime

I’ll take one step at a time

I will sing while I can ~


I will make my own music

I will dance to the sound

I’ll compose my own melody

I don’t care who’s around

I will sing while I can ~

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Forever young, I 'll not act my age

When tomorrow comes, I will turn a new page

I will dangle my toes at the waters edge

And laugh when I want, that is my pledge

I will sing while I can ~


I refuse to be pressured to someone’s belief

And I know at times, I’m a comic relief

I am a free spirit, I clear my own path

A positive woman, perhaps a bit daft

I will sing while I can ~

Me and Clancey 2009...
Me and Clancey 2009... | Source



And as for my Clancey, he'll always rule

He gets what he wants, he's nobody's fool

Neglected from birth he had a bad start

I brought him home and gave him my heart

He sings while he can~


I’ll be all that I can with each passing day

And nothing, no nothing will get in my way

My wings spreading wide, they lift me up high

I’ll reach my potential with each breath I sigh

I’ll sing while I can ~


My inner soul, my son, Randy
My inner soul, my son, Randy | Source

I will give thanks with each passing day

For all of the good things that come my way

For a loving son, patient and giving

Sharing his life, to make mine worth living

And we sing while we can



I will rise in the morning and live for that day

No sorrow or troubles to get in my way

With a prayer in my heart I'll fill a need

And look for a way to do a good deed

I'll sing while I can ~


I'll sing while I can.
I'll sing while I can. | Source

I will sing while I can, before I pass on

I will gather my troubles and make them a song

I will live serving others in all that I do

As Shakespear once said,

“to thine own self be true”

I will sing while I can ~


Note ~ My beloved and precious pet, Clancey passed on March 20, 2012. He filled my life for 12 years with unconditional love.

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“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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Mentalist acer profile image

Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A free spirit usually means a free and open mind.;)


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Love the spirit and joy in this poetry. Voted up and awesome.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

breakfastpop - You are very kind and I am so please that you found the spirit and joy in my poem. See you at the table pop! :)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Please sing out! Sing. Let that soul rejoice. And when you get the chance, you've got to dance. This was very pretty and strong. Your son is a delightful looking lad. God bless vocalcoach!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Loved this, Audrey. This poem sings! Really!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

drbj - Gee, thanks so much. I am honored to receive such nice comments from you. Peace and love...vocalcoach


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

A wonderful uplifting poem vocalcoach. It's made my day, thanks.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

I love this poem! I love singing and being myself. So important to dance to the rhythm of life.

Randy looks so cool! One of my best friends is a bassist and so he and Randy would certainly have a lot to talk about, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful Hub.

Love and peace

Tony


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I love singing but only when nobody is about. I couldn't make anyone listen to my voice, they would suffer so much hahaha. However, I think when you have a song in your heart it helps and when you can sing testobetter.


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cwarden 5 years ago from USA

Another beautiful poem. I really enjoy visiting your hubs, you always lift me up. Thank you :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

l loved this and it did my melanckoly side so much good. Thank you for this beautiful poem. l hope that soon l can FEEL that way.l´m getting ther slowly and poetry like this is an enormous help. xx


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK

Absolutely beautiful


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Lovely dance of thoughts and feelings.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful words that flowed. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.A beautiful here.

Take care.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Micky - thank you, dear friend. And your compliment to my son is very much appreciated...and of course, he takes after his mother. :):)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Mentalist acer - Thank you. I am a "free and open mind".

Do I have a conflict here? Please let me know Mentalist acer. I would like to correct this. Again, thank you so much!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

hello, hello - I have a challenge for you - :) I offer you a free singing lesson using skype video program. You see, I just happen to believe that you can sing! Ready to go? Thank you hello for your good comments. Joy to you.


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richtwf 5 years ago

Love this wonderful poem and did a little tap on the keys.

God bless you Audrey and have a wonderful day!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is really beautiful poem. I am glad to know how you combine your passion in music with this poem. Good work, my friend. I wish I can sing together with you. Good work, my friend. I give my vote to you. Cheers....

Prasetio


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onrea 5 years ago from Rochester, NY

Very, very inspirational! I will sing while I can! Makes me wanna get out here and enjoy life! Do something!!! Thank you!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I love to sing and I believe we all should embrace singing when we can and wherever we can. Your an inspiration to my soul and will think of you when I am down and burst into song with a smile of remembrance on my face. Thank you for sharing this very uplifting poem with us all. Very nice photo of your beloved son busy being creative. Hugs


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

leni - Thank you so much. When we experience health problems, we realize how blessed we are, just to feel good. No time to waste!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I really enjoyed this, it flows nicely, and it inspires any one of us who may be stage or mic shy to give singing a try. You are a very wonderful writer. I see music runs in the family too. Glad to rate you up. :)


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

"I will dangle my toes at the waters edge"

That alone is worth the price of admission. Thank you for sharing your poetic gifts with us. I enjoyed it very much. :D


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Carrie450 - I am so touched that I could contribute to your day. I think of you often and want you to completely heal. You are loved, Carrie!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Tony - Hello, my friend. Wonderful to see you and enjoyed your comments so much. Perhaps one day, Randy and I will take a trip to your part of the world. What fun that would be. Are you up for a jam session? :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

cwarden - ...and I always look forward to your visiting and comments. I love you for your support and for the excellent hubs you write. Peace...


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dim - Grab on to life and never let go! Like the saying goes, "tomorrow may never come." Is it easy to do this? Not really. But can it be done? Yes! It is a state of mind. And my mind is quite a state! :) Thanks, dear Dim.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

My friend, I think of you often and wonder how you are getting on in your passage of grief for your son. Know that you are in my thoughts through this journey. I love this song of spirit that you proclaim loud and clear for all to hear. You are the beauty of that song. You have the right to belt it out. God bless. Rated it Awesome and beautiful, like the author.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear, dear, Denise - Do you know how much these beautiful words mean to me? I am very grateful to you for asking me about my grief for my son Todd. Denise, I am ashamed to say that I cannot bare to think of him. It is so very painful and the only time I shed tears. Yet, his beautiful, handsome face creeps into my mind often. He will always be my baby, my firstborn. I miss him so much...I cannot even begin to describe how much I long to see him...to hear his voice, to watch him with his little ones and experience his pride and joy. This is almost an impossible journey. But for some reason, must take. And as long as I must endure the changes in my life, I will grab onto life and live it on my terms. Thank you, dearest friend, for caring, for your huge capacity for empathy and kindness. I appreciate the rating and thank you for your friendship. Light and Love to you dear Denise.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Keep on singing and being thankful for loved ones. Peace.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Doug - You certainly know the true meaning and interpretation of my poem. I am impressed. Thank you for sharing your talents and motivating hubs with all of us as well. Blessings to you Doug...appreciate your support.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

James - It always means so much to me when you read one of my hubs and comment. Your kind and expressive words really light up my day. Thank you, dear friend and very gifted writer.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Astra - Coming from you, a brilliant poet, I am thrilled with your kind and generous words. I do appreciate your rating very much. I am on my way to read another of your marvelous poems. Thank you Astra.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

chspublish - I thank you very much. Time moves so fast before me. I think of those famous words "it might have been" and want to avoid that. You are terrific!


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

A wonderful poem. Singing is a great weapon against our mental and emotional pain. To be able to do this: 'I will gather my troubles and make them a song' is a blessing. We can't allow ourselves to stand in our own way, either. Thanks for sharing. voted and rated.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Support Med...You are absolutely right and make a very good point when you write "We can't stand in our own way, either." Thanks for adding a very strong line. Appreciate your reading, commenting and voting.


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This poem hit home for me vocalcoach. It's beautiful and encouraging, thank you. Voted Up.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

prasetio - All my life, I have been grateful for music. I always try to make beautiful music, whether I sing, perform the piano or teach. Music must be treated with respect. You always make beautiful music when you comment on everyones hub. Thank you for rating and supporting me, dear friend!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

richtwf - You are a delight! I am glad you liked my poem.

You just keep dancing on those keys. God bless you, my friend.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

onrea - I am so happy to see you! And...you must claim what is yours, which is a love and excitement for every moment of each day! Thank you, my new friend!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Carrie, I am praying each day for you. You are always in my thoughts. Time is all most of us have and it is to be used wisely. I tend to procrastinate - I really want to improve on that. May you enjoy a certain type of peace and comfort every minute of every day. Remember how much you are loved!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Eddy - I revised this poem to include my Shih Ztu, Clancey. No need to leave another comment and I thank you so much. You are my favorite person on HP!

Saddlerider1 - As I mentioned to Eddy, I just revised my poem to include my true love, Clancey. I so appreciate your touching comments. You are the dearest man. Sending you a warm hug!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Just had to read this one when I saw the title! Keep on singing!!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Audrey - I thought this title might capture your curiosity :-) I love that you are a writer on hubpages.

Thank you talented lady!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

I adore your beautiful sense of appreciation for all you have - now!

life is for living - keep on singing, my friend!

I can tell just looking at Clancy that he knows EXACTLY who's boss, and - it ain't YOU! lol

sharing on..


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carolina muscle 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I enjoyed this read, thanks !!!!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ImKarn23 - Hello my beautiful friend. Boy did you ever nail it...Clancey had me well trained. :)

Yes, life is for living. Don't like to think of the alternative but it's gonna happen so let's not waste a minute. I sure like you! Go on now - live, live and live some more!

carolina muscle - So glad you enjoyed reading about the way I feel. Thanks for being here and the support you give me on my hubs, thank you!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This got me singing and more power to adorable Clancey. Passing this on.


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Dear Audrey,

There are no accolades worthy enough for your high honors. You are such a talented lady who shares with us all.

I know your children and grandchildren are proud of you. I am proud to know you from afar.

Bobbi Purvis


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Gypsy - Thanks so much for the vote up and awesome! Keep right on singing and Clancey and I will join you :)

PurvisBobbi44 - Tears welled up in my eyes reading your touching and beautiful words. It means so much that you would mention my dear children and grandchildren Bobbi.

And I, too, am so proud to know you from afar my beautiful friend. ~ Hugs and love ~ Audrey

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