I woke up hurting recalling what they did to you.
The ridicule, the lies
for me you erased the pain each note eased it
Songs helped me through it comparable to a book with life instructions.
They wanted to shatter what they called my illusions
A warmth that lingers
A sun they claimed was only out to shine for themselves
not for the misunderstood.
No I won’t open my ears for you.
Nor, Let them take away anew strength found
they call false.
Thinking you would leave…
Never really thought
but you didn’t
A pillar of stamina, persistence
They say you use your money for power
Me, my answer
You stand for social change, pushing buttons, minds urging them to see equality
among our diversity
These folks see your stash of cash
I see your heart
They think my emotions lie to me.
I’m just unstable they mumble to themselves passing me by…
No one else helped me smile through the years struggled
Adolescence, young adult, then adulthood happened
An icon who never told anyone they were unwanted
So I followed, and continue
I’ve been betrayed before here ‘ll stay
even if they make me pay.
Money is meaningless
Hero’s are priceless
Love goes beyond dollar bills
I take this her, a memory, the gift of song
Who she has helped me become
Don’t you agree
She does give to charity…
Angela K. Crandall