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Feeling Your Spirit
by Randall Davis Barfield
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I simply cannot forget.


Your spirit is here
With me now as I
Listen to recordings you
Left behind. I know it
Is and I know you
Weren’t supernatural,
Weren’t God or any
Such power, but you
Were special. Oh yes.
Even with that too-high
Voice of yours for I
Often considered it so.
And those happy fingers
Strumming those guitars—
Both old and new—
And your chords singing
Out your beautiful versions
Of ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Poems,
Prayers and Promises,’
Just to name two of so many.
You were our sweet John,
No less—a singer-man a great
Number of us would’ve
Nearly given our lives
To have been able to walk in
Your shoes, to have sung
Those precious lyrics that
Delighted millions so naturally,
To have been the proud owner
Of that melodic voice
Capable of calling forth
Tears whether it sang
In a rural or urban
Setting for, like talent,
Beauty is beauty regardless
Of its locales. Feeling
Your spirit again today
Is a tonic, an affirmation
Of life at its best. At
Least you lived, man.
Quite fully you did. And I
Still feel the awe.


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Reviewed by John Leko 7/13/2008
...with heart you pen a fine a million. ...honest and fine poetry...remembers John, his music, and his your well written piece Randall.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/19/2008
A beautiful tribute to one so fine. As Staci says his spirit lives on. Thank you for sharing Randall.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/19/2008
Some things, events and people leave everlasting impressions. This is beautiful.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/19/2008
I have often wondered what he would have given the world had his life not ended so soon. I have always been in awe of his gift. Wonderful tribute to such a unique soul.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/18/2008
A fine tribute, Randall; your sentiments are most valid and appreciated. They also bring back a lot of memories. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 6/18/2008
Spirit lives on nice write.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/18/2008
Randall, what a beautiful tribute to John, isn't it great to have those memories to hold onto and to cherish everyone of them. A great write.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/18/2008
Randall this was beautiful
God Bless
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 6/18/2008

Loved it Randall, heartfelt indeed.
Congrats for this write quite touching my man.

Continued fun and blessings,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/18/2008
Beautiful tribute, Randall, well done -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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