Cry the Blues for Sharon Jones

Cry the Blues for Sharon Jones

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #22 Teika’s 8th Tanka Writing Technique – Novel Treatment (prompt: blues)

Although Miss Sharon Jones was not a blues singer, my heart sings the blues.  I was saddened to hear of her death last week. Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings was a funk and soul singer.  If you ever had the privilege to attend one of her performances you will know of the incredible energy she brought with her to the stage.   Sharon Jones was an incredibly  brave woman. who succumbed to cancer.  Similar to my best friend, she too won her first battle with cancer only to have it come back and claim her life.

dimmed lights
the stage echoes with silence
the energy is gone
blues takes over my soul
the queen of funk has died

~~~

changing stages
Sharon Jones now plays
with a celestial band

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