Welcome to Day 25 of the 2012 April Write – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.
I’m so proud to introduce the April Write’s very first (in its 5 year history) Guest Host Vocal Artist…
Singer, Adelaide Mackenzie.
Watch the video to hear it all and more…
Listen… Feel… Write…
Your title and theme for Day 25 as chosen by Adelaide is… “Music”
Music, you were probably there at my conception
Even long before the idea of my birth
Whilst in-utero, Mummy said she played you
To make me strong and teach me your worth.
Music, you announced my arrival with a party
Celebrating the wetting of new baby’s head
Rich fruit cake with rum and Guinness punch flowing
No Beatles I think, just Bob Marley playing instead.
Music, you taught me emotion and rhythm
Taught me to dance and to sing
Standing at our old Sanyo stereo with a mic
Practising Boney M’s ‘Brown Girl In The Ring’.
Music, you were the song track
To my school and college years
On the bus, in a club, my friend’s house or sweaty shebeen
You saw me through my love, hate and many tears.
Music, you are my peacemaker
You calm me when I am tense and fraught
Music, without you there’d be many lessons
My poor broken heart wouldn’t have been eased by or taught.
Music, you’ll be there forever
Making me laugh, cry and always wanting to sing
Music, you are the best friend I could ever want or have
Please accept my friendship commitment with this ring.
Music, you’ll be there at my own wedding,
My babies birth, graduation and there, when I finally pass
Music, I could never do without you because…
You can always lift and shift the dark shadows that life has cast.
(C)25th April 2012 Angela Edgar