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Tribute To Minnie Riperton
by Peter Paton

Friday, December 16, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A photo of the grave of singer Minnie Riperton (Lovin' You), at Pierce Bros. Westwood Memorial Park, in Los Angeles, California."


Lovin' you is more than just a dream come true
And everything that i do is out of lovin' you
La la la la la la la... do do do do do "..........


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 She had a beautiful expression of spirit


Which emanated through her vocal talents


Spreading love and joy in dazzling melodic strains


That touched the hardest of all hearts


Sprung from the wells of love


Of one who cared from her soul


 


She burst upon the scene


Like a meteor from heaven


Chicago born and bred


Living never came easy


She overcome all hurdles


And reached the summit peak


 


A voice as sweet as an angel


That rivalled a blackbird at dawn


Unique is the only word to describe her


Her comparison has never been born


Taken away at only thirty one


Her memory echoes down through time


 


Copyright by Peter Paton 2005


 

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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 12/18/2005
A wonderful tribute to a wonderful artist who was one of my favorites! I loved her five octive voice!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/17/2005
I remember it was the summer holidays when she died..
Fine tribute..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/17/2005
Most beautiful tribute Peter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/16/2005
Beautiful tribute to one of the greats Peter! Very compassionate and hearfelt poem!
Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/16/2005
Yes, she was a star, is a star. Beautiful voice and spirit. Lovely tribute, Peter. Thank you. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/16/2005
Wonderful tribute to her, Peter; she was definitely one of the greats who seem to be taken from us far too soon. I grew up in the Windy City about the same time she did.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/16/2005
Great Tribute, Peter. I really liked Minnie Riperton. Just today, too I read where Lou Rawls is in the hospital with lung and brain cancer. We're losing a lot of our greats, Van Dross and Pryor. Hollywood and the music industry has its sad moments. It's nice that Jagger and Keith Richards and Rod Stewart, Simon, Garfunkel,
David Crosby, all over 60 still going strong, and Tina Turner, retired, over 60 and looking supreme!

Sage
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