Mr Excitement

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You know Jackie,

Even though I was born after you physically left this world

I just know from your aura,

that you were the ‘Man’

You oozed coolness in a era that personified ‘Cool’.

You lifted everybody Higher and Higher,

and even made lonely tears drop from people’s eyes.

Legend has it your concerts was pretty wild

earning the nickname ‘Mr Excitement’.

You dazzled, graced and stole

people’s hearts around the world,

I am so glad I came across your music,

My life became much more colourful, enriched and graceful

because of it.

You really were one amazing guy !

 

 

Jackie Wilson (09/06/1934-21/01/1984) Legendary singer-songwriter

Pictured above are: The legendary Sam Cooke, Laverne Baker and Jackie Wilson

 

Lost and Found

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Looking for love

in all the wrong places.

Searching for a peace of mind,

in a crowded place.

Priorities can be misconstrued and not understood,

but maybe in our honest approach to peace and love

we can both discover and gain,

what we most want in life.

Like a River

 

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Life mirrors a river

and like a river,

it takes shapes and courses

in direction that we either don’t control or are forced to make.

A force like no other

an experience that moulds minds,

and quenches a soul’s thirst.

The divinity of life

is mirrored by the river,

and like a river

it is always moving,

unless Mother Nature says otherwise.

Innocence of a Child

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A child’s heart

is innocent and pure,

ignorant to the wicked ways of the world,

and honest enough to believe everything

he or she is told.

Time moves on,

and eventually the child grows

and some lose that ignorance and fall prey to the trappings of the world

while others grow older ,

and remember quite fondly those moments of childhood innocence,

and walk with a playfulness full of laughter and joy.

 

Billie’s Song

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How can words do justice for what I feel for you?

Your honesty and approach on life was purity itself.

Your trails and tribulations were well documented,

but through it all you persevered and shone bright,

illuminating your beauty both on the outside and inside.

Your music was intimate, engaging and tearful

and most importantly food for the soul.

Till we meet again beloved,

I’m going to keep singing the blues.

 

 

*The legendary Billie Holiday -07/04/1915 till 17/07/1959*

Keep on Moving

 

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Keep on moving forward,

when only moving forward is all you got

 keep striving,

and keep living,

As of this present moment

I have accepted that this life is a chapter,

amongst many chapters

that I have lived through,

so some things no longer surprise me.

I use to resist many things,

especially myself, my feelings and my intuition,

however through small steps and encouragements,

I have slowly healed and mended those thoughts that no longer serve me

and now I feel better,

a caterpillar becoming a vibrant and lovely butterfly.

One step at a time

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One step at a time

I hate making promises I can’t keep,

the minute I say it

It feels like a chain being wrapped around my neck

with a tag saying,

‘This won’t be removed till the promise is fulfilled’

and it weighs heavy on my small body,

the longer it stays wrapped around my neck,

the more it’s weight holds me down

till I can barely move!

I think it’s because I fear not fulfilling what I say,

the mark of a man in my eyes,

Is one who honours his words and stands by his conviction.

If a man’s word has no substance, no weight

or conviction behind them,

How can he be reliable I wonder?

But maybe these feelings are simply just hesitation

expressing outdated ideas in a modern world,

where new ideas and expressions are made every day.

Maybe we just all have flaws,

we need to except and realise

It’s okay to just take it,

one step at a time.

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