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

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  • 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' .... 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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