Friday, April 24, 2009

Would You Die For The Song That You Are Singing

(dedicated to Susan Boyle because she sings just this way)

would you die for the song that you are singing
would you go down with the ship
to set it on dry land-

critics are always on hand
true audiences are few
but you can go on only

at one price:
even if the stage is bare
speaking your life into
more than just the wind

beyond the approval of
yesterday's friends-
even with nothing with no one
to show for it - belonging - nowhere-

weeping, weeping into only the brightening air

with no one left to forgive,
if you die for the song you are singing,
you will live

mary angela douglas 24 april 2009