ARETHA FRANKLIN, THE DEFINITION OF A DIVA
A Tribute by Africastallestman
Her voice commandeered all attention,
as her physique drew attention.
A physical as well as a sonorous Amazon.
A child prodigy, adept at the piano,
adept at composition, adept at
rewriting original scores and an
amazing classical operatic performer.
Comfortable in church as in the club.
A quick study of all musical genres,
whose accomplishments in Soul,
is unrivaled, enduring, and everlasting.
The Queen of Soul has passed on.
Aretha gave us Respect, Natural Woman,
Rock Steady, and numerous classics.
A sure bet for the Nobel Prize in Music.
Alas, it is yet to be instituted.
Immortalized by the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame, as first female inductee.
Recipient of the Medal of Freedom.
Recipient of twenty Grammy Awards.
An Asset and Ambassador of Detroit.
Gave her voice to the Civil Rights Movement.
Already making waves in the Heavenly choir,
Aretha Franklin, the definition of a Diva.