They called you the Queen of Soul,
a mighty strong woman who moved souls,
with your voice, full and whole.
Deep from within, heaven on a string
raising our vibration, bringing us all into your ring!
You played your part
achieved from an early start.
The first woman you were to be inducted
into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
One of the world’s highest tokens, given for music and the few elected.
You showed us Gospel
with your vocal abundance,
had you us all glued
feeling life through your songs, your rhythm, your blues!
We lose another legend,
a true shining star sent,
who stood tall over sixty years
your beauty, your voice you lent.
Miss you we will dearly, even repent!
Thank you Ms Franklin,
made you proud
each and every Afro-American.
Demanded you a lil respect
for each woman, an important aspect.
Reached wider still, always sober
feel your loss, touched our hearts
the world over!