The Saxophone Player
Every now and again a person comes into your life, who has such an understanding of human nature, and is so selfless to give themselves completely to others. This is my tribute to a very special friend, who through his own disability, has brought so much joy, and sees more in life than most of us do.
An Inspirational Person
Dressed in black and broody, he whispers into the night air
He knows what is needed to tempt the object of his desire
More so, he realises that the choices are not his own
His music speaks to him from a place deep within
A heart and soul that has seen many vocations
None so important than the one that challenges him now
He knows that the daylight hours have eluded him
As his gaze turns instinctively from white to black
Never to be changed, it is his personal territory
Faced daily from hell and standing in line for a precious future
Compassion only to make his heart scream with fear and pride
The tempestuous beats that sing his name
Are all too familiar, but ache for change
The sentinel in his brain fights to protect
All that is his own, yet he questions
Whether changes are for the best, even necessary
Through his music he knows another world
Imagery that floats over voices and rides on clouds
His fingers sensually in control of his destiny
His talent demands to be justified
And the lady of his desire, his saxophone
Holds the answer to his demise or elation
He knows this is the time to stand proud, add a little colour to the darkness,
Maybe gold dust sprinkled on his suit and a smile to bring him home
His soul language will be heard and reciprocated
With strong devotion and trembling senses he will be heard
As the saxophonist plays eerily into the night
This musician has strong vocals that can be mournful, or full of lust
The gift to stir the heart of the hardest man or woman
And bring in return the adoration of many
This musician plays puppet on a string
To that audience that is captured in his mind,
His lovers, admirers and his friends.
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