Soaring Eagle Come to Rest

Soaring Eagle Come to Rest

A Poem by JayceeC
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I heard your voice before
I knew your name.
You played through the background
Of my life, strumming
in keyboard perfection,
one song at a time.
Soar, Eagle, soar.

You gave that Peaceful, Easy Feeling
singing Try To Love Again, One of These Nights
Take It Easy, hun.
Such sage advice, your voice so wise
Hotel California stay in paradise.
Yes, soar, Eagle, soar.

Musical poetry penned so fine
Every word touched heart and mind;
Beat not really rock, nor country of old
you blazed your own path to our soul
with melancholy sounds of Tequila Sunrise, 
plucked out on guitar a musical prize.
You buddied up with Don Henley
writing tons of scores
and together you flew, 
watched the Eagles soar.
Soar, Eagles, soar.

And when the bird flew too high
his wings singed by the sun,
Desparado searching the horizon,
you struck out on your own.
Finding your True Love, 
yes, the One You Love
and the Heat Is On to survive
A race against the friend, 
no longer by your side.
Fly Glenn, fly.

But Hell does freeze over,
And you guys performing another try
to Take It to the Limit one more time
while Life in the Fast Lane 
was from age gone by.
But an new generation fell in love
So it wasn't Wasted Time, 
just a Long Road Out of Eden
With pot-Holes in the World 
you tried to patch up.
Soar, Eagle soar.

And so you'd meet your Last Resort,
as you Dreamed There was No War.
You were Busy Being Fabulous
Letting songs spread the message of love.
Yes, you were Somebody to Love.
Fly, Glenn, fly.

Now You Belong to the City of angels
And I feel the Heartache Tonight
because you're gone, no hope in sight
as I sit in my Sad Cafe.
You left too soon for all your fans
With one last message as you went,
“It's Your World Now. Take care of it.”
We will.
Rest, Eagle Rest.


© 2016 JayceeC



Author's Note

JayceeC
A tribute to Glenn Fry
Twenty two titles of songs he wrote and sang are entwined. Some are Eagles songs and some are from his solo career before the band got back together.

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dan
Well my eyes are misty right now. This is such a wonderfully done tribute to one of the greats, Glenn Frey. The Eagles are huge in the soundtrack of my life, I can still remember where I was when I heard certain songs (Hotel California I heard while riding in a car).
Hey Jan, the Eagles played on the Grammys as a tribute to him, and I was flat out crying. There was a guy playing in Glenn's spot that looked like Jackson Browne, did he join the Eagles? I know they were friends for decades. Thanks so much for giving me the pleasure of reading this; it's going straight into my library favorites. take care...dan

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dan

2 Years Ago

Jackson Browne is legendary in his own greatness. A very underrated writer and performer. Thanks for.. read more
JayceeC

2 Years Ago

He and Glenn Fry wrote "Take it Easy" together and were life long friends I believe. Yes, I had to w.. read more



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I think you wrote a beautiful tribute to him.
Thank You for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


JayceeC

2 Years Ago

Thanks hun. A personal favorite band that will never be the same without him.
zaisham9393

2 Years Ago

You are welcome :).
Sick of losing so many great people. 2016 has not been a kind year.

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

Its It's been a rough start. Hopefully the trend doesn't continue.
Beautiful tribute! It's amazing the impact a musician can have on our lives and the way their music supports our feelings, emotions and even moments in our lives. I thought of the way I feel about some of my favorite musicians and the words you share match the feelings I have for them. Excellent write :)

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

Thanks Aaron! Yep lists of musicians make a huge impact. This piece uses sing titles strung througho.. read more
I loved how you started it!
Keep it up!!

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

Thanks Emily.
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dan
Well my eyes are misty right now. This is such a wonderfully done tribute to one of the greats, Glenn Frey. The Eagles are huge in the soundtrack of my life, I can still remember where I was when I heard certain songs (Hotel California I heard while riding in a car).
Hey Jan, the Eagles played on the Grammys as a tribute to him, and I was flat out crying. There was a guy playing in Glenn's spot that looked like Jackson Browne, did he join the Eagles? I know they were friends for decades. Thanks so much for giving me the pleasure of reading this; it's going straight into my library favorites. take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This comment has been deleted by the poster.
dan

2 Years Ago

Jackson Browne is legendary in his own greatness. A very underrated writer and performer. Thanks for.. read more
JayceeC

2 Years Ago

He and Glenn Fry wrote "Take it Easy" together and were life long friends I believe. Yes, I had to w.. read more
I can only believe that Glenn Frey would be really honored and pleased. I loved the concept of "you played throughout the background of my life." Although I know little of "popular" music and never followed the Eagles, his music certainly has played in the background of my life as well as yours (not quite as 'background' in yours). Such a touching tribute so eloquently stated.

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

I'm a fan as you know. Their lyrics are outstanding, and while if I'd had to pick only one to meet, .. read more
Amazing tribute to a great singer. His songs part of my generation. Thank you for sharing the tribute.
Coyote

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

I'm a huge eagles fan, so when I saw this prompt, I had to run with it.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You did well.
Again a wonderful tribute Jan, He's one of those that will live forever
for his music touches so many lives, inspiring as well as motivating.
A fine pieace of writing you had versed very cool. Thanks EG

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

It's a bit longer than most of my writers but I could have made it even longer. They are playing a .. read more
There are three voices that come out of us people, the voice of the mind, heart, and soul, and the strongest of them all is the voice of the soul cause it is the voice of the heavens, so pure and clear with honest depth. When someone sings from his soul you become elevated. Nice tribute, I don't really know him, but I will try to listen to some of his. Thank you for sharing.

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

This song is actual a tribute playlist and had several of his songs here both solo career and with t.. read more
a great tribute,to a great band. i love the music
a great singer ,musician and actor

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JayceeC

2 Years Ago

This was of their last album, and definitely not as well known as the earlier music, but I like it. .. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

they are both great,just jealous of each other it seemed ! maybe pryde

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