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Lyricist – Author, Poet Suzanne Mondoux – SONGS / POEMS OF THE DAY January 2020



I found a new love. Writing lyrics started in 2018. I didn’t know where this new love – this passion would lead to. Then I wrote Letters from Federica, a compelling mystery and emotionally charged love story. Songs weave throughout the story illustrating the love shared between Federica and Leo, and the love shared between Leo and William.

Soon after writing Letters from Federica I wrote Book of Songs. Book of Songs is my second autobiography after Let Go and Let God…And Then What? Book of Songs is an account of my journey to becoming a lyricist. I initially thought to publish Book of Songs – but decided to blog instead – share this journey with all of you – read your thoughts – read your life journey.

Then during my morning mediation on 12 January 2020 I felt inspired to write a poem a day and post it on social media. Each morning up to January 24, 2020 I wrote one poem and posted the poem on social media – Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.  

I felt inspired to write in the moment, no editing or revisiting the poem of the day. Writing a poem in the moment brought me back to when I first started writing poetry in high school. First the inspiration from a memory, a thought, a sound, a word, listening to people talk, listening to music, or people watching.

Then 25 January 2020 I felt inspired to write lyrics to songs. The inspirational process was the same as writing a poem. In the moment. No editing. No revisiting.

            The Book of Song – now in Blog – is the compilation of the poems and songs of the day starting 12 January 2020.

I will start the Blog with Let Go and Let Go…And Then What? Then journey into Letters from Federica to Book of Songs, and finally into the song/poem of the day.


I look forward to reading your stories and corresponding with you.

Suzanne Mondoux – Author, Lyricist, Poet

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January 12, 2020 Poem – Sunrise

Sun rises into the dusty sky
The moon aside to say good bye
A new day
A new dream
Hello today
I’m here to stay

You can find me where I am meant to be
Right here
Over there

Come find me
A new day awaits
Together one people
One nation
Human Beings for each other

Suzanne Mondoux 12 January 2020

13 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Animal Being
I am Animal Being
Sometimes I struggle
Human Beings see me
Sometime they don’t
I am Animal Being
A Being, a life, I breath
I live in the jungle, the sea, your home
Look me in the eyes
Feel what you see
I am Animal Being
I disappear you die
You disappear I live
I am mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, insect and human
Part of the same kingdom
Beings – Life

Suzanne Mondoux
13 January 2020

14 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Joyous Expansion
Joyous expansion for all
A moment of glee
In between tears and sorrow
Growth and discovery of the soul
Say hello to a new you in every moment
To know you
To be you
Only you decide
You capture yourself in a moment
Tense and frightened
Alone and isolated
You raise your head
Face the light inside your heart
Amen to you — it’s you
Only you decide
Your soul expands
Joyous expansion
I walk with you and take your hand
I am you
You are I
Only you decide the extent of your joyous expansion
Suzanne Mondoux
14 January 2020

15 January 2020 Poem of the Day – The Seed of Me
Today I plant the seed of me
Real, authentic, genuine
A raindrop feeds my soul
I gather momentum
I find my way
All life grows
All life transforms
A risk embraced
I plant the seed of me
To be me
To know me
To discover me
No matter what comes and goes
Let it go
Let it come
Let it be
I plant the seed of me
Peace I embrace
Harmony with ‘I’ – the seed of me
A raindrop feeds my soul
Suzanne Mondoux
15 January 2020

16 January 2020

The colour of the day is you
In the love that you show me
In the kisses that you give me
The way you hold me
Only you
The colour of the day is you
Only you
In a moment
The day is new
The way that I move with you
When you hold my hand
We waltz
Our feet barely touch the ground
I lean into you
Only you
The colour of the day is you
I love you
Suzanne Mondoux
16 January 2020

17 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Yourself

Sweet surrender to self
Enjoy who you are
Let go and have fun
Feel yourself dancing
Feel yourself laughing
No regrets
It’s ok to be free and wild
Let your hair down and smile
Smile a lot
Smile just for the sake of smiling
Be you
It’s ok
Suzanne Mondoux
17 January 2020
18 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Vision of You
Vision of self in the mirror is but one reflection
See how you look from the inside out
See how you feel from the inside out
Decide your emotions
It’s in you to make each emotional decision
Outside of you is just that — outside of you
Let others decide for themselves – not for you
Feel the image of yourself reflected back at you
It is you the world wants to see
Suzanne Mondoux
18 January 2020

18 January 2020 I also wrote this song for a friend. I did not post this song on social media. This song was written for him. For a love of his life.
This love song is for you
This love song is for you my friend
Your heart in mind
Your arms reach wide
I lean into you with each embrace
I hold you closely in my heart
I love my dear old friend

Hmm, whoa, hmm, whoa
This love song is for you my friend
Only a love song for you

We laughed so well together
We really played as children do
My dear old friend I love you
This love song is for you

So short the time I had with you
I see you from the corner of my eye
Smiling at me, helping me along the way
I’ve lived a fine life
You would have laughed at me all the way

This love song is for you
Hmm, hmm, whoa, whoa
Only you my friend found me out
In the depth of your soul I could let go
In the depth of your heart I could love you so

This love song is for you
For you my friend
For you and only you

Suzanne Mondoux
18 January 2020
19 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Moment
A playful moment
An opportunity
A simple moment
An opportunity
A quiet moment
An opportunity
Everything you need is here
Everything you want is done
Everything is you searching for that feeling
It is there for you in every moment
In every breath
A sign of life
A sign of life given to you
Life gives life
An opportunity in every breath
Just for you
Your life
Suzanne Mondoux
19 January 2020
20 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Me
Tell me what I know
I’ll tell you who I am
Tell me who I am
I’ll show you who I am
Perceive me in your own image
I’ll crumble and fall before your eyes
It’s not me you are seeing
It is you
Suzanne Mondoux
20 January 2020

21 January 2020 Poem of the Day – Unhinged
Let yourself get unhinged
A moment of insane ecstasy
Freeing yourself from bondage
Social bondage
Religious bondage
Peer bondage
All bondage
What can go wrong
Click, Cling, Clank
Chains unravel
Dragged behind
Unhinge once and for all
Suzanne Mondoux
21 January 2020
22 January 2020 Poem of the Day  –  True to You
Balance Desire Expectation
What you want
Believe and you receive
Remain true to you
Rough waters before you
Remain true to you
Offenses made against you
Remain true to you
Sticks and Stones right at you
Remain true to you
            Step forward
            Towards you
Remnants of you
            Say thank you
            All of you, is you
True to you
            Fragmented no more
Suzanne Mondoux
22 January 2020
23 January 2020 Poem of the Day – All Bliss
All the joy you search for can be found in a size of teacup
All the love you desire can be known in the love that you give freely
All the life you desire can be experienced in a single breath
That’s all for now – in the now
Release for just a moment
Bliss – delicious
Delicious – I want more
Release for just a moment
Suzanne Mondoux
23 January 2020
24 January 2020 Poem of the Day – I love you
You move with the wind
Your entire face smiles
I love you
Your voice sooths me
From Rock n Roll to Opera
You wiggle with delight
You scream with passion
The mic wants more
I want more
We all want more
You sang many songs for us
Then it stopped
When you left this world
You turned to us and smiled and said…
I love you
Suzanne Mondoux
24 January 2020
25 January 2020 Song/Poem of the Day – Unfinished Love
Come on, where are you
Where have you been
I’ve searched everywhere for you
Where did you go
Why did you go
I’m a lonely soul
I’m a so far away from you
Come on, where are you
Where did you go
I’m here on my own
Show me where to go
You left our love undone
Our story is unfinished
Frightened is a lonely soul
Come on, where did you go
It’s here we belong
It’s here I can be found
I’m here on my own
Come on, where are you
In the shadow of my soul
My breath is like the receding tide
No air to breath
I’m alone out here
In the shadow of my soul
I’m here on my own
It’s all but one love story
Unfinished, unfinished, unfinished
Suzanne Mondoux
25 January 2020
26 January 2020 Song/Poem of the Day –  Hmm La La
Hmm, ahhh, Hmm, La, La
Hmm, ahhh, Hmm, La, La
The wind in my hair
Run on the beach
I let me body crash into the waves
So strong the current
I drift and drift
Each stroke reaches for the horizon
Hmm, ahhh, Hmm, La, La, La
The sea is dark
I stare up at the stars
They look down at me
I smile with a twinkle in my eye
I float here and there
A rushing feeling of oooh la la washes over me
The stars stare down at me
Oooh la, la, la, la
This rock n roll feeling
I hear the drums
Strumming of the guitar
The violin
It’s found it’s way in
To the rock n roll of oooh la la
Blues to opera
Strip all life from me
Give me hope
Give me life
It’s that rock n roll song that washes over me
Oooh la la la la
Hmm, oooh la la
Break the strings
Pierce those drums
Singing cymbals all around
Crank up the radio
The wind in my hair
My body crash into the waves
I float here and there
Rock n roll keeps me afloat
Opera sooths my soul
Blues eases the melancholy mood
Hmm, la la la, la la
Music is my soul
Oooh, hmm, hmmm
Suzanne Mondoux
26 January 2020
27 January 2020 Poem/Song of the Day –  A Possible World
Calling on all people
Leave us with a better world when you go
Look around at the world
Some have perished
Some could stay
It’s a world of complaints and tearing others apart
This can be healed
With kindness and acceptance of one another
What world will you leave for your children
What world do you give your children today
Some will perish
Some will stay
Calling on all souls
Make this world a better place today
See all that is good
See all that is possible
It’s all possible
We make this our world
Our reality for a world available to all
Calling on all people
Calling on you and me
You and me
Together, we make this world a better place
A world for all
It’s possible
Suzanne Mondoux
27 January 2020
28 January 2020 Poem/Song of the Day – Playing
Playing with love
Playing with life
Playing, playing, playing
This man is on fire
A man on fire in my life
Hmm, ya, hmm, ya
It’s but a chance
A risk I know
Playing with my heart
Playing with my soul
Hmm, whoa, Hmm, ya
The danger of his love
The danger of his kiss
How wrong can this be
Playing with a man on fire
His tender touch
And sweet kiss
A danger I relive
What bonds me here
To a man on fire
A place of no beginning
A place of no ending
Hmm, whoa, Hmm, whoa
I’m a captive of the illusion
Holding me tight
I struggle to let go
A man on fire at my door
I take his hand
I’ve been here before
With this man on fire
I release my grip
I set him free to set me free
He only existed in the illusion
A man on fire
Hmm, whoa, Hmm, whoa
I shatter the illusion to set him free
Man on fire was my creation
Now on my own
Lonely nights drift away
It’s a wonder I stayed so long
No regrets, no looking back
Hmm, La, la, la
Whoa, La, la, la
My creation
My illusion
No regrets, no looking back
Suzanne Mondoux
28 January 2020
29 January 2020 Poem/Song of the Day – How wrong I was
When I see lovers laughing and holding one another I turn away
I look to where I once was
But when I look to close I see what I left behind
It’s where I felt I didn’t belong
How wrong I was
Can you forgive me
I liked to see what else could be
I gave you part of me with no foundation
It’s what I believed I could only give
Despair in my heart
I left you with a heart broken
Now I remember why
You forgave me then
I was not worthy
How wrong I was
My love of a lifetime ago
My heart still beats for yours
When I see lovers laugh and play, now I gaze
I embrace from what I turned away
Now I dream of us
In the shadow of my life, now I look for you
I know where I belong
My mind is clear, my heart is open
How could I have been so wrong
I turned away from the best part of my life
My inner darkness, to where I thought I once belonged
How wrong I was
I forgive me, now I dream of us
It’s your heart my love that brings me home
I’m coming home
I’m coming home
Suzanne Mondoux
29 January 2020
30 January 2020 Poem/Song of the Day – Join the party
Come join the party
We are here to play
Bring your gal, you guy
We’ll party all night
Strumming our guitars and singing our songs
Dance till you drop
Let your hair down
Move to the beat of the drums
Laugh out loud
Be free as though no one is looking
Dance till you drop
Join the party
Feel the ecstasy in the air
You’re floating
You’re gliding
For now you’re mind and body are at ease
Set yourself free
Dance till you drop
Tickle the ivory and sing out loud
Wiggle your bottom
Jiggle all around
Lean into the party
Rejoice rejoice rejoice
Sing out loud
Laugh out loud
Feel the fun
Fell the music in your veins
Join the party
Rejoice rejoice rejoice
Dance till you drop
Suzanne Mondoux
30 January 2020
31 January 2020 Song/Poem of the Day – Speak To Me Softly
Speak to me softly
Hold me in your arms
Keep me close my darling
Hmmm, my darling, hold me tenderly
Never let me go
Speak to me softly darling
Hmm, Whoa, Whoa
Speak to me softly
Kiss me like it’s the last time you’ll ever kiss
Come closer baby
Let me in, let me in
Speak to me softly baby
I love you so
Darling, softly baby, speak to me
Speak to me softly
Hmm, Hmm, Whoa, Hmm,
How you can crush my soul
How you can crush my heart
Love can be shattered you know
When you don’t speak to me softly
My darling, hmm, whoa, hmm, who
Ease your words to ease my soul
Stop the rage and end of the pain
My darling, speak to me softly
A tender moment is all that’s needed
All we desire, together our tender moments
You speak to me softly
Darling, speak to me softly
Hmm, whoa whoa whoa
Hmm, whao, softly
Softly darling
Suzanne Mondoux
31 January 2020