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My passion is music and songwriting and I want to share a little poetry surrounding two songs that I wrote when I was a teenager.

One song is named “Autumn Recollections” and the other is “Alone.” I recorded them together and they both definitely have a certain mood and express deep loneliness.

I share first calligraphy of my lyrics that I created in college. Below it are some thoughts of mine about death, which relate to my song “Alone.”

Here are links to the music and story of these two songs:


Autumn Recollections

I wasn’t sure how to relate my post to December, and I realize I am sharing more than twenty lines. What I want to say very succinctly is that the holidays are very difficult and lonely for people who are carrying the burden of grief. Grief doesn’t magically disappear. It lingers and bites during holidays, because holidays are when we miss those special people who were ripped from our life.

Please remember people who are grieving in December. They need support, love and understanding. Never tell them that it’s time to move on. Just be there for them – and listen.

© 2012 by Judy Unger, http://www.myjourneysinsight.com and 20 Lines A Day. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Author: Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!


  1. Judy, it’s so nice to find your voice here and I am so glad that you’ve joined us. Thank you for this. December can be a joyous month and also a very hard one. There are people in our community dealing with grief and yours is a kind, thoughtful post.

    I will try to get to my own writing for December but I feel so far away from it in my head! I’m facing a lot of challenges this December and it hardly feels fitting with the season!

    P.S. You are allowed as many lines as you need!

    P.P.S. If you have Youtube videos of you singing you are welcome to share them here! I want to encourage all kinds of art.

  2. I sure appreciate your encouraging reply, Melissa! I provide links back to myjourneysinsight where I have many recordings. At the age of 53, I am kind of shy posting Youtube videos of myself. My teenagers make fun of me. But I love sharing with the wonderful supportive audience here on 20 Lines. It was such a beautiful thing that you have created this forum for artists. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


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