MINSTREL MAN

Your stay has been completed,
you have competed with your muse
and used every word to your advantage.
You had managed to reach deep within,
within yourself and within all of us.
Your voice laced with gravel and I
would marvel at your wisdom, your heart.
Every poetic lyric spoke to me
poked my sensibilities with the ability
to express what truly lived within my chest.
Here are tears from Suzanne and I.
We cry for our loss, not for your prize.
You are the (wise) man, everybody knows.
It’s a cold and lonely Halleluja!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

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Leonard Cohen – 1934-2016

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