I only know of you in a few words.
Then I saw you…nothing changed, opinions did not obscure.
I have felt such as you did…all those decades ago.
Now, the music is gone, along with the singer.
Yet, a baritone voice…still lingers.
Still it calls.
Still hurt is heard.
Nina, what a mess they made of you.
Watching as the mighty dollar fell.
Not placing love over that which is un-glued.
I Wish I Knew How to Be Free
by Nina Simone
I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I should say
Say ’em loud say ’em clear
For the whole round world to hear