Recently had the opportunity to catch Jill Scott live as part of her Summer Block Party tour. And what an amazing experience it was. Still think and dream about it to this day. So I wrote this poem as an ode to her magnificence.
Just Jill: Words & Sounds Live
There’s something about Jill–
Natural beauty and wonder,
Talent that seems limitless,
Has a heart and soul so deep, so pure that it boggles one’s capacity
She gets you as soon as she makes her appearance–
She’s a musical wizard,
Who casts her spell within the first few notes.
The studio is great,
But there’s nothing like the real thing live.
Jill’s larger than life spirit commands the stage.
Head held high, never down;
Always standing in high-esteem like a regal Goddess,
Like the Queen that she is.
And a familiarity that makes you feel as if you’re in the good hands of a
Jill’s better than your best friend–
So real, so genuine, so true;
She goes places very few dare to go on and off the stage.
Saying all things we’d like to say so beautifully, so eloquently–
She’s not afraid to go there.
She’s wide open to the point of being selfless.
That’s why we relate;
That’s why we–your core fans–just can’t let anything get in the way of
what we’re feeling when it comes to you.
Jill takes us on a journey–one we’ll always wish could last a little while
The ride is an indelible experience–
One we’d relive any chance we get.
Because Jill’s the whole package;
Never needing to depend on the pyrotechnics to put on a great show–
She’s golden like that,
She’s divinely touched,
And we are so grateful that we can experience the blessings.
Whatever it is, whatever it is;
Let it be, let it be.
Let us PLEASE let Jill Scott be!