(dedicated to Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and all the other great people who died young before their 28th birthday)
How many people who were singing out their hearts and souls to make us whole
Died (or were murdered?)
in the year they turned 3 cubed?
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and all the other great legends of rock and roll
All those who tried to set us free
Of illusion and pain
Did they live and die in vain? or did
"our country 'tis of thee"
kill those who used their name and fame
To change the game
Of poverty to justice
Of courage from hate and fear
Of Love everlasting
And tried to relate to others' pain
"Why do the good die young?"
IS MUSIC ITSELF
GOD'S TRUE ABODE?
And the good flew home to dance on clouds
on "Wings of song"
With a wing and a prayer
The Dove of Peace
Will take you there.