dusk arising



Others will say many things
i can only say as i knew
this lady sang her soul into my life
and with her i grew

Our first lady of soul
Aretha Franklin's great heart
was beyond all compare
r.e.s.p.e.c.t. from the start


sadly missed


  • Michael Edwards

    I am only vaguely aware of her and I'm a bit surprised at all the coverage her death is receiving on the news channels - she obviously touched a lot of people.

    • dusk arising

      Aretha was THE voice of soul music from 1960's onwards... most well know track of hers was 'Respect' .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0 yes she most definitely touched many with her beautiful ballsy delivery of virtually anybodies song

    • Goldfinch60

      Wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady who is respected by all in music and beyond.
      She is now singing in heaven.

      • dusk arising

        Thanks Goldfinch. The spirit and emotion this lady gave us was beyond compare.

      • LaurašŸŒ»


        I totally agree with you!
        Thank you for your wonderful words about the First Lady of soul!


        • dusk arising

          I'm still getting the effects of anaesthetic out of my brain so my words for Aretha aren't me at my best. I really wish i could find something finer to write for her today but i can't let her last day pass without tribute.

          • LaurašŸŒ»

            You did a great job! Thank you for sharing!

          • brooklyn6timesplus

            Nicely penned tribute poem to Aretha Louise Franklin. May she rest in peace. Great write here dusk arising.

          • Neville

            a delightful dedication and am sure many share your point of view.... N

            • dusk arising

              I was a soul teenager way back when. As William Bell sang in 'tribute to a king' (Otis Redding) 'without her soul voice singing this old world dont seem the same'.
              Thank you.

              • Neville

                my pleasure, I can relate.... cheers

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