Song Lyric Sunday – Let It Be from Across the Universe

I thought of this song right away, but then I started looking for “something better” and to be honest, less obvious.  But, nothing spoke to me like this one did, so I decided to go with my first choice.

I also chose to go with the version from “Across the Universe”.  It is such a profound version of the song and Carol Woods is simply breathtaking.

I’ve learned throughout my life that you don’t always have to fight back.  Even if you think you’re right and the other person is wrong, sometimes walking away and letting it be is the answer.  I find myself wondering, is it really worth a fight?  I know there’s a great quote floating around out there… would you rather be right or would you rather be happy… and it seems to fit this song and the narrative of today’s climate.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for peace.

I hope you enjoy this version of the song, especially if you’ve never seen it.

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
And there will be an answer, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Oh, let it be
Won’t you let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
Let It Be lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was peace.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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#frapalymo – Yearning for Peace

Yearning for Peace

Water softly rippling
lapping at the edges
of longing
of happiness
of moments spent
yearning for peace

Running through fields
searching for joy
in light
in wonder
in darkness thrown open
Arms reaching wide

Divine acceptance
Finally home


I am taking part in a month of poetry that Bee is translating over at The Bee writes, originally hosted by @FrauPaulchen. I missed the April month of poetry because I was doing the A to Z challenge, so I was super happy to find this one. The prompt can be found on Bee’s page via the link above. The prompt today was “everything goes better with music” and I listened to all fifteen minutes of Schuhmann (a beautiful song) and this poem spilled onto paper. If you like poetry and you didn’t participate in the April challenge, feel free to click the link and join us.

English frapalymo

Rediscovering Peace

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This was written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday in which Linda prompted us with the prefix “re”.  This screamed for a poem and how many of those “re” words I could use without being completely ridiculous.  It’s startling what the mind comes up with when given so many different words and without having any solid direction.  Once this started, I realized it was a meditation of sorts, and it made it easier to find where it was going.

I think my subconscious is telling me to settle back into peace, no matter what life is throwing at me.  I hope you enjoy!

Rediscovering Peace

Relapsing into silence
The rejection of sound
Receding waves
Recoiling and churning back to
a reawakening

Rediscovering peaceful serenity
Regarding breathe
in and out
Reaching for unlimited
perception

Re-charting a path
Forward through darkness
Reconsidering moments
Thoughts re-sorted,
rearranged

Reapplied and rewoven
into
solemn clarity
Opening to limitless reception