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MY LIFE BECAME CLEAR

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CLEAR

Copyright 2010 by Judy Unger

 

Not long ago I was a child, then a young girl,

now I’m even older

A woman so wise, I realize

Life went by quickly, I blinked my eyes

 

When I grew up, I became sad

Life beat me down; I felt broken

Though it may seem a little extreme

I turned my life around, to follow my dream

 

I carried on; I lived with heartache

I was so numb; I wasn’t awake

It all changed, I let go of fear

beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

As I grow old, I’ll keep my smile

All of my tears gave me compassion

I was asleep; my pain was so deep

I turned my life around; with joy I now weep

 

I carried on, inside I wept

I cried for the losses I could not accept

It all changed, I let go of fear

beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

I celebrate; it’s never too late

To turn your life around

No reason to wait

 

I carried onI lived with heartache

I was so numbI wasn’t awake

It all changed, I let go of fear

beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

When my life ends, I won’t be afraid

I’m grateful for the gift I was given

celebrate, it’s never too late

I turned my life around, got up off the ground

happiness I found

No reason to wait

My lyrics in development. They were written with the fact that I knew my father was dying.

My lyrics in development. They were written with the fact that I knew my father was dying.

My song “Clear” was composed exactly one year ago.

I feel like my life is a musical. For three decades, I lived with a lot of sadness, but when I rediscovered my music and songwriting – I found joy again. My songs played throughout my day and told the story of my life.

My song Clear was particularly inspiring. I might have achieved the clarity I wrote about in my song, but it took far more than that to change my life.

Overcoming and letting go of fear was my greatest challenge. But I did it. I was able to move forward to change my life.

Wish me luck in 2013, as I embark on a new life. I am living on my own for the first time after ending my 31-year marriage.

Clicking the blue link plays my song:

CLEAR-12/29/12 Copyright 2011 by Judy Unger

MY LIFE BECAME CLEAR

Clearly sunny

© 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.

 

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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!

5 thoughts on “MY LIFE BECAME CLEAR

  1. Bravo for your courage, the journey you have achieved is enormous. My father died when I was 15 and I’m not sure if I ever recovered from that grief. I wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2013 !! Cheers,
    Antoine

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Antoine. I am so sorry for the loss of your father – he died too young. If you are not sure that you’ve recovered, it’s probably true. I don’t believe there is recovery from grief. I consider it “adjustment.” It takes a lot of effort to reach that place. I appreciate very much your encouragement. I do feel it was enormous. Here’s to both of us for 2013!

      • Sorry about the delay, I didn t see your comment. I think you re right, it takes time to adjust. Thank you for your precious words. Speak to you soon, Antoine

      • I’m guessing that your father’s death shaped your life more than any other event. His influence continues to this day. Isn’t it amazing that something so horrible could end up having an effect that is inspiring. I’m imagining you’re very sensitive to grief and reach out to help others, just as I have.

  2. I wish you all the best in you new life–hope it all becomes clear–

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