Poetry – “Music in Memory”
Music is great, it portrays sweet sound;
When driving my car, a good song is found.
There are many different types, you make your own rules;
Through alternative and rap, and jazz and blues.
Country is another, disputed by many;
There are many good songs, I can name plenty.
The Beatles were best, no doubt by far;
John, Paul, and George, on the drums Ringo Starr.
Then there are classics, like Art and Paul;
Garfunkel and Simon, I treasure them all.
Freebird by Skynard, is great to have around;
Jim Croce wrote classics, Bad boy, Leroy Brown.
You have your family groups, like the Jackson Five;
The Bee-Gees wrote many, like Stayin’ Alive.
Remember Woodstock, so pure in heart;
Great bands once played, some got their first start.
Acknowledge the seventies, you won’t want to miss;
Great bands once played, Led Zeppelin and Kiss.
Jimmy Hendrix once played, the electric guitar;
But now it is Kravitz, who is the big star.
U2 and Journey, Chicago and Boston;
Mellancamp and Dylan, they’re totally awesome.
Madonna and Pink, different distinctions;
The Bangles and Go-Go’s, women’s liberation.
Nirvana and Pearl Jam, the nineties were flyin’;
Sound Garden and Chili Peppers, there’s just no denying.
Puffy and Biggy, they kept up the base;
they bumped and they grinded, not forgetting Mace.
Snoop Dogg and Tupac, along with Dr. Dre;
the East-West conflict, we’ll wish it all away.
Then there’s the Pumpkins, Korn, and Limp Bizkit;
If they’re all in a concert, man, don’t miss it.
And so the stars’ music, will live on and shine;
more music to hear, as time passes by.
-Written by Drew Felton (1999)