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Oops! ¬†This poem was set to post on April 23rd…but never actually appeared. ¬†So…here it is…listen to this under-one-minute
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CALLING ALL FOLKIES
by April Halprin Wayland
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People, listen to the friends all singing
Come, bring your guitar, share a song
People, listen to the friends all singing
Bring some cherries, find your seat and sing along!
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(c) 2011 April Halprin Wayland, all rights reserved
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The story behind the poem:
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I was listening to Prairie Home Companion on NPR and though I’d never heard it before, I couldn’t help but join in on a one-stanza hymn with a wonderfully addictive melody, ‚ÄúLord, Listen to Your Children Praying‚ÄĚ:
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Lord listen to Your children praying,
Lord send Your Spirit in this place
Lord listen to Your children praying
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!
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I wrote my own version of this simple song to sing with friends at the next folk music club meeting.
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It’s your turn! ¬†Look up the lyrics to a favorite song. ¬†Being mindful of its rhyme pattern and rhythm, change the lyrics to fit an occasion or circumstance in your life. ¬†Have fun!
(c) 2011 April Halprin Wayland, all rights reserved
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