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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

My brilliant song writer friend Rhonda Gessow, who you have heard me talk about a few times before here, sent me this lovely email right after my last post “Morning Altars” came out on Monday. In case you missed it, the video is up and running now and you can see it here.

Getting her email was an affirmation that our word in print matters and that in letting go…. we open ourself up to healing and next endeavors. You may remember the song I posted that Rhonda shared called You Are The Star in honor of the Military wives and their children. Her son, our friend, has served in the military for longer than we like and her daughter in law and granddaughter are the stars of that song.

Rhonda understands the time that goes into writing. She just completed a 2 1/2 year songwriting course, practicing and studying 12 hours plus each week, with songwriter teacher, Jai Josefs. Rhonda is a dear friend from my home town and reads everyone of my posts and comments (I’m in awwww).

This new song, “Ship Has Sailed” that she co-wrote with Eduardo Alvarez (Ed Varez) is going to knock your socks off. It did mine, and they have had over 6,000 views in the last 8 days, which speaks for itself. I’ve been singing the tune everywhere I go and it definitely puts the Yay in my day and it’s only Tuesday!!! ❣️I will be posting the official music video in a few weeks but I wanted to share this now, hot off the press.


In here own words:

Hi Cindy,

I saw your post today about letting things go. I was going to wait to send the song “Ship Has Sailed”, that I wrote with Eduardo Alvarez, (who also sings, produces, plays multiple instruments) until I had the official video, but it seems timely to your post.

The song is about finally realizing it is time to give up on a relationship when you have given it everything you have, yet, you continually get hurt by the person over and over again.Ship Has Sailed” is when you can finally say to yourself, yes, I could try again, but I’m pretty sure the same thing will happen. I’m ready to say “it’s over” and “that ship has sailed”. It’s never too late to move on from the past, and find something new, even if that means being alone for awhile.

For those poets in your group, it also shows that songwriting, like poetry, uses different rhyme schemes, metaphors, sensory writing, and imagery.I attached the lyric video link above, if you decide to post it. If not, I’ll send you the official video in a few weeks.
Keep writing! I’m always so impressed with all of your works!!!

Rhonda xoxo

LOVE THIS: Ship Has Sailed Rhonda Gessow Song Writer and Eduardo Varez Singer, instrumental and acoustics

Of course I’m grinning ear to ear, and I’ve been listening to this amazing song “staying stone cold sober” as that Ship Has Sailed which reminded me of my last post Winter Wonderland Love on MasticadoeresUsa There are no accidents. More fun to share on Fri-Yay Funday!

Have a blessed day and remember ships come in and sail, when the time is right. Let Go of the ship in the night that sailed past you and wait for the next one that lands in your harbor.

Blessings to you as you turn up the volume when you play the song. Please give it a like if you would be so kind. Thanks for listening and thank you Rhonda from the bottom of my heart, for your kind words and for sharing this song with us,

❤️

Cindy

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Writing to Freedom
7 days ago

Fun lyrics and melody. I need a song for attracting relationship, not letting go! 😊

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
7 days ago

Calming song!!
I would like to listen it in your voice. 😝
Thanks for sharing.
I thought today was Friday.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

I can’t sing, I just listen. I’ll just stick to exercises then 😂
But you have a powerful voice 🙂.
Enjoy your pre weekend

aparna12
aparna12
7 days ago

This is a lovely song, dear Cindy. ❤❤❤😊😊😊

Phil
7 days ago

Wow, such excellent songwriting & music!! Thanks for sharing, dear Cindy ❣️✍🏼😎🎶🎵

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

TY dear 💞

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
7 days ago

6,000 views in 8 days?!? I would love to know her secret! We have over 500 original songs on a website and multiple videos on YouTube. Congratulations to her!

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

Ha! Cat box cleaning?!? Hilarious!

Sadje
7 days ago

A beautiful song. Thank you for sharing Cindy

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

Always a pleasure my friend

Gabriela Marie Milton
7 days ago

What a great song Cindy. Thank you for sharing ❤️❤️❤️

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

I love it hon. You are an inspiration for so many. You are remarkable Cindy ❤️❤️❤️
The book will be out soon. Hon, all I hope is that people will buy it and read it. So many pour out their hearts into the pages of this book. For me it has been such a humbling experience to read everyone’s work. Your poems are wonderful and I consider myself lucky to have you as a contributor ❤️❤️❤️

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

Oh, hon, you are too sweet. Thank you very much 🙏🌺🌹❤️

Giada
7 days ago

Wonderful song!! Thank you infinitely for sharing! ♥️🌹♥️🌹♥️

Giada
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

You are most welcome!! 🌹💖💞🤗

wandering biker
7 days ago

Indeed that ship has sailed… We can’t keep holding onto what’s gone… I appreciate you and your friend

ParentingIsFunny
7 days ago

You know such talented people! So good of you to advertise their work. Great message in this song!

Sara Flower Kjeldsen
7 days ago

That’s such a chill vibes kind of song. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

GraceoftheSun
7 days ago

Such a beautiful song, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to her.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

Truly my pleasure.💕

katiemiafrederick
7 days ago

Lovely Song Shared Dear Cindy
Intoxication That May Be The

Addiction to a Person Same

As Alcohol Always Returning

To The Stone Cold Sober Day

After Midnight Falling Even

Deeper Below

Falling Rising

Just A Bit More
Above Sea Level Yet

Falling Even Lower Dear Lord

Than Before For me at Least

Hehe i Tend to Rise Up And
Become FRiEnDS God Yes With
Gravity Master The Tool No Longer
Mastered By Any Addiction Less Than LoVE iN Peace

i Particularly Like the Song About the Ocean too Peaceful It is

Looking Back on the HiStory of Other Videos This Condition EXPReSSinG..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

Thanks Dear Cindy
Every Part of Life
A Poetry Prompt

For New Moves
Of Holy Dance
And Words Of
Sacred Song

It’s Nearly
Impossibly
Not to Be

“Snoopy”

THiS WaY Hehe
True Not Only
Nuts 🌰 Peanuts 🥜

Too
HAha

Just Getting
All The Nuts 🔩
And Bolts Of
Heaven IN

Art
Back
ToGeTHeR
iN heART
SoUL SPiRiT Free☺️❤️🙏

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

☺️🏝🤗🙏❤️

petespringerauthor
petespringerauthor
7 days ago

Great post, Cindy. Yes, words are amazing with their power to hurt, heal, or make others feel all sorts of emotions. I can see why you were touched by her letter and thoughts as Rhonda was yours.

Kudos on the song! Sometimes we have to listen to a song several times before it grows on us, and then there are tunes like this that we instantly like. Those are the ones with staying power.

KK
KK
7 days ago

I liked the lyrics beautifully blended with rhythm and melodious music. Truly enjoyed listening to it.😊😊❤️

salsaworldtraveler
7 days ago

I enjoyed listening to the song although it is a bit sad. It must be nice to be gifted and talented like your friend. Thanks for sharing.😄💖🙏

Michele Lee
7 days ago

A “a 2- 1/2 year songwriting course” – Wow! Good for her. Best wishes to her!

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

May that never stop. Keeps life interesting!

rothpoetry
7 days ago

This song says it all! Wiser and smarter….not fooled and disappointed!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

:>) You are welcome, Cindy!

Laleh Chini
7 days ago

So lovely ❤️👏

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

😘😘😘

Kym Gordon Moore
7 days ago

WOW Cindy dawwwlinkkkk, this is huge! You are right there are no accidents and this song is a groove girlfriend. It has a jazzy flavor to it. “Ship Has Sailed” is a drop-the-mic 🎤 song, that I have sung a few times to some jokers in the past! 🎶😎🎼🤩🎵 Congratulations to your dear friend Rhonda and her friend Ed. This is a hit my Energizer Bunny!!! 📀🤗📀 Thanks so much for sharing!

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

Awesome sauce. Here’s to continued celebrations and success my dawwwlinkkkk! 🍸🥂🍹 Continue forging ahead girlfriend!

Tricia Sankey
7 days ago

Enjoyed this! Great message! 👏👏

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 days ago

💓

Rhonda Gessow
Rhonda Gessow
7 days ago

Thank you to everyone who listened to “Ship Has Sailed”. I think we have all been hurt at some point in our lives, and it is good to know when to hang on to a relationship, and when to let go. Cindy, you were very nice to post the song on your widely read blog which I so enjoy. When I read your post “Morning Altars”, I knew we were sending the same message, using different words. You said, “Write down everything you want to release and let go of…Burn baby burn…Yep burn it up and let it go!”
Another thing I learned from this project which many of you do all the time, is that collaboration is fun, and you learn so much from the talents and gifts of others. So I thank Ed very much for working with me as well.
Cindy, you have a terrific community of writers, collaborators, and readers. You give so much of yourself to others, and you are very appreciated!

Patricia Furstenberg
7 days ago

Woohoo, Cindy!!! Congratulations on your Spillwords Award Nomination!!!!

Ingrid
7 days ago

I used to write song lyrics as a tormented teen 😅 but I couldn’t write melodies so they became poems. We each find our way – lovely share, Cindy 💖

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

Oh yes: they tried to make us go to rehab, didn’t they? 😅🤣

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

I think I’ve managed to curb my blogging addiction a bit 😝😅💖

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

I’m like Jacinda Ardern – don’t have enough in the tank 😅❤️

Sheereen
7 days ago

That’s a wonderful song Cindy! Your friend is so talented and for you, you are always the best😊😉

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

Awww! Love you too❤️

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

💕💕

Annika Perry
6 days ago

Cindy, thank you so much for sharing about Rhonda and her wonderful song. She writes a thoughtful introduction to the song, its themes and the similarity between songwriting and poetry formats. The song is wonderful and moving with a powerful message – it deserves to be a hit!

Eugenia
6 days ago

This is a lovely song, Cindy! Beautiful lyrics and music. 💖

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy! They are truly gifted and how kind of you to feature them.💖

Jacqui Murray
6 days ago

Lovely song, music and lyrics and emotions evoked.

I was blown away by You Are the Star. I am the mother of a 3x deployed solider. This song really hit me.

Rhonda Gessow
Rhonda Gessow
Reply to  Jacqui Murray
6 days ago

Thank you Jacqui. My heart always goes out to those who have family in the military. I am so proud of them, and also know that their children and families make enormous sacrifices as well. Thanks for listening!

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
6 days ago

Wow, Cindy, this song truly put a Yay in my Thursday! Absolutely love it and who couldn’t relate to the words? Wonderful tune and lyrics! Gave me goosebumps! Thanks for sharing and Congrats to Rhonda and Ed! ❤️🎶❤️

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 days ago

💗🎉

Ranjana
6 days ago

Beautiful song, lyrics, and singing 😍👌

thereluctantpoet
6 days ago

Oh, My Cindy, Loved your post – especially the truth and bittersweet of – “and that in letting go…. we open ourself up to healing and next endeavors.” I love the way your writing is growing and so much more emotional!! I guess the proof in all the published works you are racking up!! Yeah!!!

I really loved Rhonda’s and Eduardo’s song “Ship Has Sailed” Great title, Great lyrics and melody too!! I love it if you might be willing to pass this along to Rhonda – “for me, the lyrics are amazing!!! The song is great too. For me, however the lyrics and music seem to be calling out to be a Jazzy torch song and not one that runs by at the fast tempo that Eduardo recorded it at. For me, it feels that at the faster pace the emotions, message and feelings in the lyrics get passed by too fast. Rhonda’s words need a slower pace to be absorbed and felt.
See if you can get her to have Eduardo record it at a slower speed. So in the verses it feels like more of a bittersweet love song – more like a torchy jazz song as I mentioned! As is it has the feel of a fast latin song instead of a romantic – slow dance – good-bye!!” Pitch it to her like that – the song should have more of a slowish, dance feel. Ask her to have him dance with her and sing it slower to her face as a last good-bye. I think they will both get it.

When I listened to it I loved it, but the meanings and emotions of the words didn’t have a chance to sink in because of the speed of the music. Just me, Dear! Don’t be shy about asking! I only offer this because I absolutely adored her lyrics (and I care) and can imagine two lovers letting go with this as their last song ever. Let me know if they are willing to give that a try!
Chuck
xoxo – 😊💖💕🌹

Curt Mekemson
6 days ago

Ha, better to let the ship sail than to have to jump off the boat. Swimming ashore may not be an option. A lively, catchy tune with some words of wisdom, Cindy. 🙂

michnavs
6 days ago

I love the musicality of the song…the beat has a feel good vibe despite the intention to move on and let go.

I also above all love how the chorus was written. It has a solid hook.

Thank you Cindy for sharing.

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 days ago

aw, thank you so much CIndy for thinking of me then.

Dawn Pisturino
6 days ago

Beautiful!

Peter Jumba.
5 days ago

Okay.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
5 days ago

Great song! Wonderful lyrics and performance. I left a comment!

Karima Hoisan
4 days ago

Ohh such fantastic synchronicity between you, Cindy and your talented friend, Rhonda Gessow and the theme of letting go of hurtful relationships, which was also my poem , “Bluest Blues.” I love her lyrics and the music is just beautiful too!! Thank you for pointing me in their direction..Congratulations to them both( Rhonda Gessow and Eduardo Alvarez) It’s magical and very “loopable”

My Rollercoaster Journey
3 days ago

You are so supportive, Cindy! I love how you encourage other writers and poets. Your aura is magnificent. The song is awesome!

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
3 days ago

Beautiful! So many of us can relate to the lyrics. When I hear this song in the future, I’ll remember hearing it here first. Wonderful lyrics and singing voice.

Pooja G
3 days ago

Absolutely loved the song, they did such a great job with it!

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 days ago

Haha yesss I had to take a bit of time off from WordPress but I’m back now! 😊

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 days ago

Yeah, I’m back now!

Jonathan Caswell
3 days ago

DON’T I STILL OWE YOU AN APOLOGY FOR MY BOURISHNESS?????

aruna3
2 days ago

Most lovely and melodious song’s video.thanks for sharing,dear Cindy.!!Say my regards to your friend Rhonda Gessow❤️🙏🏻❤️

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