Buddy Holly: Rain Clouds Will Never Tear Us ApartBBC On This Day: 3rd February 1959
Buddy Holly Killed in Plane Crash
“Three young rock ‘n’ roll stars have been killed in a plane crash in the United States.
Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson – known as the Big Bopper – 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time.
The pilot of the single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed.
Early reports from the scene suggest the aircraft spun out of control during a light snowstorm.” (www.biography.com)
Rain Clouds Will Never Tear Us Apart
Riding a light plane
Against the storm,
Into the darkness,
Never see the dawn.
I hear angels singing,
No words I have heard.
Guitars are strumming,
I fly like a bird.
Never forget me
My sweet Peggy Sue.
Yell my name loudly,
Help my songs stay true.
Ever and ever,
Always in my heart.
Rain clouds will never
Tear us apart.
by John Hansen © 2015
Although I have called this poem “Rain Clouds Will Never Tear Us Apart” I wrote it as an acrostic using the name of one of Buddy Holly’s most famous songs as the first letter of each line “Raining in My Heart.”
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
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