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To Reuben

Thank you for the music.
Thank you for the magic.
 
I always loved music.
 
Songs I heard years ago
Will start playback in my head
At the slightest provocation.
 
But a musical instrument
Was something I owned
But never received the effort to master.
To this day, I still don't know why.
 
Music was always something
Other people did on stage.
Not me.
 
Then came The Chorus.
 
I sang on stage
To a standing ovation
Of other performers
In a venue I'd visited
To see real performers.
 
You'd never claim full credit.
But you're the leader.
And so the Chorus
Is built from your vision,
Your work,
Your love.
 
You brought me in
Helped me learn
Got me on stage
On key, on the mark, and confident.
 
Now I'm part of the magic.
Thank you for the music.
Thank you for the magic.



3 August 2021 (unfinished)

by Bill Cattey