My Love Letter

December 2, 2007 § Leave a comment

“My Love Letter” was written in 2004 for one of my favorite singers/songwriters Luther Vandross and in his fight to survive from diabetes after an induced stroke (R.I.P.); in honor of my uncle, Heinz Basel from Munich, Germany, who passed away around the same time period. My uncle was a diabetes survivor for fifteen years who could hit notes (but not really like Luther, he had a day job). In honor of those suffering from diabetes or any other horrific disease, may your journey be long and may you be alright.


When I am happy,
You are there.
When I am sad,
You are there, I swear…
You are there.
When my spirit soars,
You’re right there, right there; I care.

It’s you; It’s you-
Can I make you feel?
The way you make me feel…
When I hear your voice, you heal.
The times I am alone wanting someone
To hold for just one more dance…
You get into my place without a face.
I hear “…if I could get another chance”.
I am entranced by your voice.
The way you stand, a colorful man…
There’s nothing b & w about you.
I will treasure you…I will; I can
For the rest of time,
Your songs make me remember…everything.
The highs, the lows-
Man, you sure can sing.

When I am happy,
You are there.
When I am sad,
You are there, I swear…
You are there.
When my spirit soars,
You’re right there, right there; I care…

You mean so much to all of us.
As you’re lying there, somewhere…
So, when you open your eyes,
Do not speak, don’t you dare.
May we breathe together?

And inhale million of lives, your choice.
All those who you have touched are screaming.
Let’s turn up the volume and hear your voice.
They’re counting on you.
To take away their pain-
Take time to breath, slow down.
Lean back and let the tears well up in the rain.
Are you alright?

I’m a bit sad.
There’s something very holy-
Burning in this moment, good and bad…
Love is so wonderful, it hurts.
I can’t say goodbye to holding the kiss
And prolonging the hug…
Of all the times that I miss,
Real growth is happening.

Don’t stop playing.
Don’t stop playing your songs.
There’s no voice like yours; I’m saying-
For all the songs you sing.
I’m sending this one to you,
For all the hope you bring.
I’m sending this one back to you; thank-you.

When I am happy,
You are there.
When I am sad,
You are there; I swear.
You are there.
When my spirit soars,
You’re right there, right there; I care.

There’s a sparkle in my life.
When I get to the heart of something really good,
I hope you’re surviving, somehow…
If I could give you my strong body, I would…
God is by your side; I believe.

The stars are fading because your light is so bright.
If this were my last day on earth, I would say to you…
May your journey continue tonight,


May you be alright
May you be alright
May you be alright…

 

© Sonya Rose

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