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Aretha (Friday Night Poetry Corner #180)

 

Good evening everyone and again, welcome to another Friday Night Poetry corner. This week, this fantastic poet name JOHN W. LEYS, gave us a tribute poem of the late, great queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. Check it out and visit this poet’s home blog. You will be disappointed.

Darkness of His Dreams

aretha_franklin_port_452-h_2018For Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Aretha, Queen of Soul
Every note a prayer,
Smooth as silk,
Strong as steel.
Singing the blues
With the rhythm
Of her soul.
Standing tall with
Conviction and confidence,
The content of her character
Demanding respect.

8/18/18

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4 thoughts on “Aretha (Friday Night Poetry Corner #180)

  1. Beautiful Aretha, she sure did command R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Just as much, she let her voice and her convictions, not her looks or publicity-hounding antics, carry her decades-long, very accomplished career. What a woman!

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