For Me to Still Rejoice


The mockingbird began to sing
Before the morning light
So filled with praise he could not wait
Until the sky was bright

And in the rains of afternoon
He kept on singing strong
All through the thunders crashing down
His notes still echoed on

When began the shadow's fall
I listened for his voice
And while the night came creeping in
He called to me rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Philippians 4:4 ESV
 For Me to Still Rejoice by Peter Caligiuri
Copyright 2022 all rights reserved

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What if Joy? Song

First I would like to thank Beth Alisan for encouragement to make my poem “What if Joy? into a song. Personally I was skeptical as song writing and poetry are much entirely different at least for me. But the idea kept nagging at me. Finally, I sat down with the guitar, prayed and worked on a melody over the last couple of weeks. By the way, I highly recommend the blog that Beth writes – Lessons from a Lab – I have always admired the multitude of life lessons that she has passed on to us while walking Adi, her Labrador Retriever. You can find it at https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/163893015

So thanks Beth and I hope you like this simple song. Have a blessed day all and no matter what you are facing, stop and ask the question, “What if Joy is the path that God is making to see me through?”

What If Joy? – Poem

When pain pulls down the window shade
Through which our hope might see
What if joy might be the bridge on which
We must cross to be free?

Till God in grace bends down to lift
Our earthbound looking eyes
And, we can see the mountain peaks
Over which His wings can fly

So, no hiding in the corner or
Sailing far across the seas
Don’t miss the path of joy by which
Our faith in laughter leads!

1 Corinthians 10:13b
God is faithful and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability 
but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape 
that you may be able to endure it.


What if Joy? by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2021 all rights reserved