Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues is
a game of telephone
that works better
the more you get it wrong;
you have to find
your own damn voice
to keep the tradition
moving along.
There’s nothing
unnatural or wrong
about borrowing a note,
or borrowing a song,
but if you don’t
find a voice of your own
it’s all for nothing –
even if you can sound just like
Steve Ray Vaughan.

© Rylan Skelly, June 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

Encourageous Mindfulness Verse where were you when I needed you?

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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