REMEMBERING A GENTLE SOUL ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Remembering Rod McKuen

whose words brought beauty and joy

to a World that forever was changing

 

On this day April 29, 1933

Rod as he preferred to be known

was born in California, USA

his early years he suffered pain

 

Yet for all he went through

came forth a gentle sweet soul

who always gave of himself

he loved the Sky, Sea and Land

and shared that love with all

 

Rod much talented

gave so much through his words

loved and admired by those

who understood the beauty

within his words

 

His songs listened to

his books poured over

in times of pain and sadness

the tears shed

Rod’s voice and his words

brought one love, comfort and assurance

 

His wisdom, his sense of gentleness

so needed these days

in our World of turmoil and danger

 

Still critics persist on not just Rod

but the words he wrote

yet how many others who these days so admired

were never credited

until too late

Walt Whitman for one

 

Remembering Rod on his Birthday April 29

 

 

 

 

Rod McKuen  –   I Never Go There Anymore  –

 

 

 

 

 

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