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I posted this as a poem and submitted it here on Wiffledust. I then decided to turn it into a song. It is not a finished product by a long shot, but I am doing this here as part of sharing my process.

Here are revised lyrics for the song. The song is on my page

Let Sleeping Icons Lie

1) Let sleeping Icons lie.

Don't even whisper past their grave

It’s the ugly truth you might awake

Though it stirs the memories you crave


2)Let sleeping Icons lie

For just a moment they seem real
But the patina has dulled their glow
It’s a heart of stone that you will feel

Bridge

Let sleeping Icons lie
Send joys of yesterday in flight
They were meant to keep you safe and warm
On a cold and lonely winters night

3)Let sleeping Icons lie
If you lift a rock for just a peek,
A deadly scorpion might spring forth:
Is this the poison that you seek?


4)Let sleeping Icons lie
If you reach out for yesterday,
There’s nothing you can hold onto.
Be in touch with yourself today

Bridge

Let sleeping Icons lie
Send joys of yesterday in flight
They were meant to keep you safe and warm
On a cold and lonely winters night


Let sleeping Icons lie
Time travel is too much to bear
Have pity on the fools who try

Only you know what awaits them there


Let sleeping Icons lie
Let sleeping Icons lie

Sherry Somach c2009

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Comment by Sherry Somach on February 21, 2010 at 10:56pm
Hi Jodie Ann,

My songwriting for now has been motivated by www.FAWM.org. Writers from all over the world. Ckallenge is to write 14 songs in the month of Feb. Lots of suggestions, challenges, ideas, collaborations. At theginning I think I wdon't possibly have 14 songs in me. Others inspire me...and I just sit down and start writing about whatever is going on around me.
You can join it any time!!
Comment by Jodie Ann Christiansen on February 21, 2010 at 7:10pm
please continue and maybe let me in on your motivation, if any....thanks ,Sherry
Comment by Donna Stumpo on February 15, 2010 at 11:18pm
This is so good, Sherry! I look forward to seeing what you will do with the music side of it. Thanks for giving us a peek at the process!!
Comment by wiffledust on February 15, 2010 at 10:58pm
thanks so much for sharing this, sherry! i can't wait to read it in detail. i'm on a crazy deadline for something, so i can't delve into it at this moment, but i'll be back for sure!!! keep sharing, but above all keep up all this great writing!

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