You Taught Us To Fly

(A Tribute to John Denver)

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Too soon.
Why must legends leave us always too soon?
They bring reason and rhymes to our desperate times,
And harmony to a world so out of tune.

Tell me why.
For my life, I can’t understand why,
In a world that cries out for their vision and sight,
Their wisdom and light on the darkest of nights,
Must the brightest stars fall from the sky?

Never had a chance to say goodbye,
Or to thank you for all that you’ve given me.
“Sees the Eagle” taught us to be free!
To be more than we are, and all we can be…I will not say goodbye!

So for all those who love you,
And all who believe in you,
Your message will never die.
You Taught Us to Fly!


Read Chris’ reflection on the timeless legacy of Mr. John Denver, That Which Endures.

All original content, music and lyrics © 2019, Chris Mentch. As I See It® is a trademark of Chris Mentch, 2015. All rights reserved. Photo credits: Caleigh Photography and Joanna DeGeneres.