Wednesday, June 27, 2007

OPEN MIC follow up

Thank you to all who participated and/or helped out with Open Mic! It went really well! We are planning to do open mic once a month so get ready for July! Announcements will be made through the blog and through our mailing list.
While I cannot disclose names (some participants were minors, obviously and I would need parental consent to post their names/performances) I encourage you to post your contributions so that others can see what open mic is all about! I can give you a brief rundown of the types of performances that took place:

We had a singer/songwriter/guitarist play her originals
a collection of poems from various participants
performing to a music CD
a cappella singing
softball songs; camp songs
and more...
I'll go ahead and post my own poem to get the creativity flowing on the blog; please feel free to post!

Seeds of Strength
by Rachael J. Goetzke

Uproot the tree
Though it may seem to whither
It has left its seeds in healing
Passing life on through its love.
Every smile an echo of where great spirit trees have stood.
Healing showers will rain down;
The promise of healing--above.
Deep within, the seedlings sprout
Love grows from the healing;
Every endless echo laughs.
Bittersweet memories rain down.
These trees may have fallen
But the seedlings strong will grow.
The joy of their lives,
Our seeds of strength
Lead us strong into tomorrow.

In loving memory of the “fallen trees” from Virginia Tech
Dedicated to Ryan “Stack” Clark and all those who loved him.

Thanks to everyone for a great open mic!

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