Aretha

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For 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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6 thoughts on “Aretha

  1. I love this poem, it is a wonderful tribute to the queen of soul. If you don’t mind, I would love to feature this in my poetry corner. I will reblog this post and hopefully, more people will make their way to your page. Again, wonderful piece of work.

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  2. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:
    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.

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