Re: Poems, Prayers & Promises
I whole heartedly agree about “Poems, Prayers and Promises”. It has always been my favorite. It paints such a nice picture and is a very sweet song. The other JD song I love so much, but it always saddens me, is “I Want To Live”. I still miss him, especially when winter comes. It’s so nice on a cold and snowy day to start a fire and listen to John Denver.
Admittedly, this has nothing to do with THE KINGSTON TRIO, but this waitress I met at Smoke Meat Pete (her name is April), happens to be a big
JOHN DENVER fan. This got me to bring out all John's solo albums as well as the few he recorded with THE (CHAD) MITCHELL TRIO.
There are so many wonderful and "far out" JOHN DENVER songs, beginning with his hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
But the one I keep going back to over and over again is..."Poems, Prayers & Promises".
Picture, if you will, ANNIE DENVER (Psychologist) talking to her patient SUSAN (22 years old):
SUSAN: Didn't you used to be married to John Denver?
ANNIE: Yes, but I don't want to talk about me.
I want to talk about you.
SUSAN: No, I am talking about me. I was 17 when I tried to kill myself. I stole a bottle of my Mom's sleeping pills.
I went up to my room and locked the door. And I don't know why.
Maybe I was just too lonely. Maybe it was just too quiet. I turned on the radio.
This song came on, "Poems, Prayers and Promises".
This beautiful simple song.
And when it was over....
I didn't want to die anymore.
JOHN DENVER (from his Wildlife Concert, 1995)
RIP JD (1943-1997)
We miss you, John.
You will live forever with your songs, your music & your enriched legacy.
This post dedicated to April @ Smoke Meat Pete