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Poetry

For Aretha

Aretha

Queen of soul

With royal respect

we say a little prayer for you

While we

Rocksteady

Like a chain of fools

Trying to be

Do Right Women and Men

Cause we never loved

Someone the way we love you

Especially if

we were young,

Gifted

And black

And Daydreaming about

A bridge over troubled waters

Or a freeway of love

Filled with amazing grace

and sweet, sweet baby

since you’ve been gone

You made us

Think

Think

Think

about the weight

Of a world

Without the most

Natural woman

Lady soul

Sparkling

Like a spirit in the dark

Lighting

An almighty fire

Through the storm

Singing the music of the soul

Like oh me, oh my

We’re loving you baby

And there ain’t no way

 

 

Author: Michelle Seabreeze
Email: michelleseabreeze@icloud.com
Author Bio: A Philadelphia, PA native, Michelle Seabreeze is a poet who has written and performed original work at the NY Fringe Festival, Inspired Word, Busboys & Poets, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Brown University. I write poetry because it helps me translate the world.I hope I’ve written something that is either comforting, or unsettling, or both.
Link to website: http://www.michelleseabreeze.net

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