Do you know who played your song . . .
Have you ever asked?
If not then who?
Someone put in a request . . .
You were requested
A jamming groove
Millions of songs
Rhythm and blues
It was you that was chosen
I can imagine your sound on their lips
On their tongues the slight
Tilt of a head before the eyes
Closed lost in time with you
The way they slid over to the Dj
Told him to put you on
How they needed you
And when your bass dropped
How they cut your name in the dance floor
Smooth hummed you all the way home
Couldn’t get you out of their mind
Yes oh yes . . . you must be someone’s favorite tune
© Demitri Tyler
Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”
About the Author
Writer, orator and activist, Demitri the poet with the Greek name that if translated would read “dedicated to, follower of Mother Earth,” is a rising voice out of San Francisco planting words of wisdom as if seeds beneath the flesh. His talents as a rapper formed his early years gaining him recognition as mc to watch in underground circles with performances at the Upper Room the cities hottest poetry/rap venue at the time as well as his activism in and around the community and state college campuses.
Family tragedy and the realities of life caused this man to hang up his music career and vanish for over ten years but it was time well spent for out of the darkness has emerged a streaking comet who has made the transition from rap to poetry look seamless.
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