Music Challenge: Poem – Joseph’s Star – “Hope in Love” #amwriting #poetry #music

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this Friday’s music prompt, “That’s The Way It Is” by Celine Dion. I’m doing a form of poetry called Joseph’s Star with 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, 1, syllable count in each star. Please see Shadow Poetry for more information. 


“That’s The Way It Is” – Celine Dion




Battle fought

It’s uphill, it’s true, 

But you’re a fighter and —

I see endurance in you.


You need love, 




Days it’s hard

Climbing the mountain, 

You’re prepared, capable

You’ve focus, faith, you’re hopeful

Don’t lose your spirit, 

Love survives, 




When you need. 

Love intercedes;

You’re suffering has such —

Purpose, your future awaits. 

Love is in you, you’re —






You’re good enough, you’ve 

Built a strong relationship, 

And you love with your whole heart.

Don’t doubt, keep your faith

Love you give —




Makes you bold, 

Love creates safety

You’ve security and grace, 

With your love you’re fortified

You’re a lucky one, 

Blessed to be, 



©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

8 thoughts on “Music Challenge: Poem – Joseph’s Star – “Hope in Love” #amwriting #poetry #music

  1. joyroses13 December 17, 2016 / 6:25 am

    Beautiful! Well said!
    I have always loved Celine’s Dion’s music!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Thank you JR. She has some beautiful pieces. And is an excellent singer. I’m not sure if she’s still las Vegas (after her husband just passed away) but I’d love or would have loved to see her there.


  2. sanaarizvi December 22, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Whistles!!❤️💖 My goodness this is absolutely phenomenal writing, Mandi 😀 the form is oh so perfect and in sync with the season.. I really like the idea of “With your love you’re fortified” it’s true isn’t it.. without love the soul would cease to exist let alone survive in this cold and harsh world. Your poem shines through and offers warmth when it’s most needed. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at MLMM❤️💖 Happy Holidays 😀

    Lots of love,

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 22, 2016 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks so much Sanaa. Happy you like the form it’s a new one for me 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


      • sanaarizvi December 22, 2016 / 11:07 pm

        I loved it! 😀 Merry Christmas to you too. Have a fantastic New Year!❤️

        Liked by 1 person

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