Timeless, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

Foggy eyes
Tearing up
Don’t be sad
Just cheer up

I watched a video
Kids critiquing a song
I grew up with
Past time so long

I saw Miley
Singing Blondie
I know Blondie
Covered Buddy Holly

In the grocery store
A while a go
I saw a teen
Wearing AC/DC

Adam Lambert
Keeping Queen alive
Future generations
The baton survives

I may be old
But some things
Are timeless
Music transcends

The spark is endless.

I love the fact that often I run across teens or young adults who love the same music I grew up with. Last week I ran into a kid who loved Pink Floyd. Today I was watching a video of black couple, must be in their early 20s critiquing Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” and liking it. And I was thrilled to see Queen play the Global Citizen’s festival and Adam Lambert charging up the young adults singing side by side with their parents and even grandparents.

I hate getting old, but I get a tear in my eye seeing this. It especially hits close to home because I was a dork, awkward teen and didn’t have my first friend until high school. Music and TV were my only friends on my street, my only escape from the bullies. It is simply nice to know I really wasn’t as alone as I thought I was back then.

I can look back at even the Bee Gees and ABBA and not give a shit what people thought back then of them, or what some still think now. I can listen to them and Metallica and Paula Abdul and Living Coulour. Point is the really good songs, last and become timeless and future generations will like them too. It simply makes me feel young again.

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