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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Music · #2218094
Poem for Megan's Prince Challenge Based On My Favorite Prince Song
This poem is entered in
Prince Challenge Writing Contest 2020  (ASR)
In honor of Prince who died 4 years ago, I am having a Prince Challenge Writing Contest.
#2154498 by Princess Megan Rose

Back to a Better April

Four years is a very long time
when the world turns suddenly on a proverbial dime
April took Prince to a better place
I picture him in heaven, a smile on his beaming, handsome face

With stinging guitar and his friend, Tracy, at his side
No need to worry about disease or run, get a mask and hide
Life dealt him some worries and bitter body blows
tempered by poetry and Minnesota April snows

My favorite song is not his biggest hit,
To me it's the lyrics of poetry that every April fits
This April, there's no hint of snow
even if there were to be, we couldn't find the courage to move around and go

Prisoners of what is now society's crying fear
We almost casually lose the freedom to dream our dreams this year
But sure as Prince found the faith and grace to sing
of Purple Rain, snow in April and some such other magically haunting things

We fight to imagine him ghost riding, soaring against the springtime sky
His bike giving him the freedom to let his creative light imagination fly
Maybe heaven isn't so scary after love has come to call
If Prince can catch us with a net of music, back to the future Aprils when we fall ~~~

20 Lines

Here are the Prince song lyrics that inspired the poem:

Sometimes it Snows in April

Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war
Just after I'd wiped away his last tear
I guess he's better off than he was before
A whole lot better off than the fools he left here
I used to cry for Tracy 'cause he was my only friend
Those kind of cars don't pass you every day
I used to cry for Tracy 'cause I wanted to see him again
But sometimes, sometimes life ain't always the way

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish life was never ending
And all good things, they say, never last

Springtime was always my favorite time of year
A time for lovers holding hands in the rain
Now springtime only reminds me of Tracy's tears
Always cry for love, never cry for pain
He used to say so strong, oh unafraid to die
Unafraid of the death that left me hypnotized
No, staring at his picture I realized
No one could cry the way my Tracy cried

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad
Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending
And all good things, they say, never last

I often dream of heaven and I know that Tracy's there
I know that he has found another friend
Maybe he's found the answer to all the April snow
Maybe one day I'll see my Tracy again

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending
But all good things, they say, never last

All good things they say, never last
And love, it isn't love until it's past

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