Welcome to Voices

Spring 2007 issue:

The Cardinal by Dorothy May
Amen by Linda Weber
Wildflowers by David Orr
How Much I Care by Anderson McMahon
The Teachers by R. V. Schmidt
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear by Alice Spencer
Why by Leah Popper
What Makes People Happy? by Leah Popper
Dawgs in the Night by Laurelee Roark
Memory by Jo Chavez
A Painless Science Lesson for Kids by Bob Mason
Aleister Crowley by Lee Prosser
Replenishing the Dollmaker's Supplies by Ed Jacobson
As You Begin Your Twentieth Year by Ric Giardina
My Senior Moments by Miriam Strauss
The Rose by David Orr
Song of Jubilee by Anderson McMahon
Beau's Striped Sweater
by Leah Popper
Bubble Gum
by Leah Popper
The Writer and the Cricket by Lee Prosser
Helpful Hands by Ric Giardina
The Shoe by Miriam Strauss

 

 

Song of Jubilee

© Anderson McMahon

     
  Editor's note: To hear and/or download this song, go to Anderson McMahon and select "Song of Jubilee."  

A broken-down, barbed-wire fence marks the boundaries of my land.
The swaying wheat, a harvest gold, shimmers in the eastern breeze.
The winds rejoice upon the birch, walnut trees, and autumn oaks.
A spring-fed stream, like a crystal seam, weaves the meadow with the hills.

 

Relaxed, contented in the life I’ve made,
I answer to myself,
And each new day brings to me... a Song of Jubilee.

Chorus
Footpaths wind their way along the ridge top, oh-oh-oh,
And from the view I see the isles.
Red legends tell of sleeping bears.
Deep greens and blues roll in upon the shoreline from the bay,
Leaving a vanishing signature... as the colors wash away.

 

I sit upon this old front porch that’s greeted many friends.
The cabin spins the tales of time in the shade of four evergreens.
The rocking chair speaks softly now to anyone nearby,
“Welcome friend, come sit a spell and tell me some good news.”

 

Relaxed, contented in the life I’ve made,
I answer to myself,
And each new day brings to me... a Song of Jubilee.
(Chorus)