I drive. A lot. Most days, it’s about 4 hours a day. Some days more. Rarely less. That means I have a lot of time to listen to music. A couple of years ago, I switched to listening to Christian music fairly exclusively. I noticed it made a difference in my attitude and how I dealt with things. K-LOVE is a radio station that I can hear at home and on the drive to one of my schools. Certain songs speak to me more than others. I find different lines dancing around inside my head. The other day, I was driving–6 hours this time–and I had an idea. I decided to collect all my favorite lines from my favorite songs. I remembered a poem Jane Yolen had written back in December 2014 in her daily poetry email. I LOVED this poem. She made all these references to literary characters in it and it was kind of like a game to see if I could identify the texts they were from as I read the poem. I also remember someone doing a Found Poem for this SOLSC. I have been wanting to try my hand at one of those. So, this is a “twist” on both these ideas. I created a variation of a “found poem” from some of my favorite lines from a variety of Christian songs and a variety of artists. None of these lines are my words. I just put them together. If you listen to Christian music, see if you can identify the songs the lines are from. This is the “game” part.
I sure hope this works. 🙂
I am not who I once was.
All my worries fade and fall to the ground.
You never let go, never leave my side.
I am holding onto You in the middle of the storm.
I will look back and see that you are faithful.
Your light is marvelous.
You’re the only one whose favor I seek.
You are the rain that washes me.
Your love is like a radiant diamond bursting inside me.
I have surrendered to Your design.
You’re not done with me yet.
I’m learning to be the light.