Denver Remembered (The Rocky Mountain Troubadour)

     While I was pondering on what to post today, I was listening to “Pandora Radio,” a really good (free/or in my case, inexpensive subscription) music site, and John Denver came on singing “take off your thirsty boots“… When,  “the light dawned over Marblehead.” (A little Massachusetts humor there.) Hmmm, John Denver Huh? How about posting that song you wrote about him? What was it called? Oh, yeah…

Denver Remembered

(The Rocky Mountain troubadour)

 He sang to us of mountains,

of forests, and of seas,

he spoke to us, of things we take,

for granted, you and me.

 

He sang about the simple life,

where nature, is the queen,

the colors of the earth and sky,

and of, the forest green.

 

He sang of love, straight from his heart,

for people, and the earth,

and he sang us songs, of hope and peace,

and all that they are worth.

 

He was the Rocky Mountain troubadour,

he left too soon, too young,

but he left us, all a treasure,

in the songs, that he has sung.

 

He sang about commitment,

to what, he held most dear,

the friendships, and the loved ones,

that he made, throughout the years.

 

He sang to us of highways,

and of dusty, country roads,

that no matter, where they are,

they all, can take us home.

 

He was the Rocky Mountain troubadour,

he left too soon, too young,

but he left us, all a treasure,

in the songs, that he has sung.

 

He sang of fire, in the sky,

he sang, of waters blue,

and he sang of creatures, on the verge,

of being, less than few.

 

He sang, of mountain meadows,

in the early morning hours,

and of course, he sang of sunshine,

with all it’s soothing power.

 

He was the Rocky Mountain troubadour,

he left too soon, too young,

but he left us, all a treasure,

in the songs, that he has sung.

 

Yes, he left us all, a treasure,

in the songs, that he has sung.

 

Jack Downing

May 2009

     To all of you song thieves out there,  don’t get any ideas.. I retain all copyrights to this work, as the author of this song/poem. But contact me, maybe we can work something out!!

Hope you like it, though.

Jack Downing

Sept. 9, 2011

 

 

 

 

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Denver Remembered (The Rocky Mountain Troubadour)

  1. Beth Ann says:

    My sister is a huge John Denver fan…..I am forwarding this to her. She will love it!

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