Sunday, January 1, 2012

Poetry Jam - "Sweet Love, Sweet Love"

Source:  Google Images
This is linked to Poetry Jam's "The Sound of Music".  Each week there is a new theme and this week we were asked to be inspired by a song.  Well, I chose two and did my best to blend them.

"New York, New York" sung by Frank Sinatra, and



"Get Happy" sung by Judy Garland.




Sweet Love, Sweet Love

Start spreading the news
I'm crossing the river
hoping to wash away the blues -
Sweet Love, let me stay.

These vagabond shoes
are coming home today
I'm ready to pay all my dues
Sweet Love, extend your hand.

I want to wake up at your side
peaceful and serene
To find the sun in your eyes - ah -
looking at me

My troubles and fears
will melt away
And in your arms I'll feel renewed again
Oh my sweet love,
Hoping you'll grasp hold my hand
Lead me to the promised land
It's up to you
Sweet Love, Sweet Love.

Sweet Love, Sweet Love.
I want to wake up in your arms
My sins forgiven
To find your tears have washed me free
Happy and carefree
King of your heart
Shouting hallelujah

These, my dearest wishes
Yes, in your dear sweet arms
I just know I will forever hold you tight
If you'll just take my hand

And I'm comin' home today
I'm Praying, let me stay,
You know, in your dear sweet arms I will know peace
Your heart and mine
Sweet Love, Sweet Love, Sweet Love.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, January 1, 2012



8 comments:

Kim, USA said...

Love these two music! Happy New Year!

myheartslovesongs said...

i love the way you took from both the songs, Margaret. you blended everything into your own song... ah...sweet love!

this is truly wonderful! i especially love ~

"Sweet Love, Sweet Love.
I want to wake up in your arms
My sins forgiven
To find your tears have washed me free
Happy and carefree
King of your heart
Shouting hallelujah"

FABulous, Margaret!

thanks for sharing at Poetry Jam.
dani ♥

brian miller said...

this is wonderfully put together margaret....love the blend and making it your own as well...good stuff...

happy new year as well!

Heaven said...

wonderful music and words of love...it made me want to sing and dance...

happy new year to you ~

Helen said...

YOU are a true music mixologist! (not certain that's a word) ... Love both songs and your poem to match.

Enchanted Oak said...

My favorite stanza has already been pointed out to you. What a fine song.

Mary said...

Just beautiful. And how creative! I just loved the words YOU put to the New York, New York song. This made me smile as I read it this morning, and it was a wonderful addition to Poetry Jam this week!

Margaret said...

Thank you, thank you. Two artists I absolutely adore... Glad you liked it. I know I had fun.