• The Box 69: ROYAL PURPLE













    #62
    Color: Royal Purple
    April 1, 2011
    Song: "A Song For You" Donny Hathaway



    For my Renaissance Brotha, John H. Gordon

    Kings are found in different forms.
    Mine found me
    In my college dorm.
    First day
    Freshmen year
    At the school of purple and gold.
    Chill
    Cool
    Big smile
    Sittin' on my bed
    When I walk into my room.
    I returned the favor...
    Later...
    And he still won't let me forget.

    Kings lead.
    Subjects follow.
    Adore
    Admire
    This king
    Sings to his kingdom
    And we bask in the beauty of his lullaby.
    We celebrate the power of his voice.
    We love this leader of love
    And listen.

    My friend,
    Is a king...
    This deacon of funk.
    I fell in love
    With my friend
    This king...
    When he stood in my freshmen dorm
    And said,
    "Hi"...
    When he stood in my living room
    And said,
    "Me too."...
    When he grabbed me by my pants
    On the three story escalators
    In the world trade center
    And save my life...
    When he carried
    My drunk ass
    From the village to Newark...NEW JERSEY
    When he sat in the car,
    Steaming
    Because he didn't...
    And I did.
    When every time my heart broke
    His voice healed.

    This king,
    Often among queens,
    My renaissance brotha,
    Moves me
    To create...
    Inspires me
    To be bold...
    To live my life
    Amplified and mic'ed up.
    We are loud
    And we love it.
    Rainbows bend over us
    Resounding triangles chimes delight
    When he sings...
    When he laughs...
    When he smiles.
    My friend
    Is a king...
    And i will follow his voice...
    His love...
    Anywhere.


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