A Poem - Out Loud (Title: For Colleen Peterson) 

So ... long before I was a lyricist, I wrote poetry.  For most of my years in high school and university, that was what I expected to be: a poet.  

This particular poem, titled For Colleen Peterson, with Thanks, I wrote about a singer/songwriter whom I greatly admired, and who died too soon. I've decided to include a reading of it today as a kind of experiment.  In a way, it's me saying that this too is what I do, and who I am. For whatever that's worth.

Life is short, and too damned short to spend it pretending to be something you aren't, or hiding the creative spark God gave you. 

I hope you enjoy the poem -- I plan on sharing more of these, as time permits. 


 

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