Levon Helm

His singing reminds of
old days
better days
(in some ways)
Times when everyone worked
the land
and thought nothing of,
giving each other a hand
if they was short and
needed one.

Then, they drank whiskey and rye
and some even snuck in a
little moonshine.

His music filled
the room
with cheerful voice and
homespun tunes
folks would laugh at his
lyrical lines
dance to the beat of his drums
his music was meant to be fun
reflecting life the way it was
for them poor old dirt farmers.

Now he’s with the Angels
has them all tapping their feet
and beating their wings to his tunes

Play on forever Levon Helm.


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I had never heard of this man but, having heard him sing and read up now on some of his life. He’s seems to have been a really talented man but more importantly, he remained a very nice guy.

Shared with With Real Toads  Tribute to Levon Helm  Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, drummer and actor, who passed away on April 19