The Filker

Copyright © Franklin Gunkelmann
Used by permission - All Rights Reserved
TTTO 'The Ship' by Roberta Rogow


I am a poet,
I build with words a better world
in verse and rhymes my dreams unfurl.
My poems tell the stories of the bold and brave,
the life of kings and ladies, simple men or slaves.
And when I write them down and I move on again
they do still remain, they will still remain.

I'm a composer with music I will touch your heart,
a base for friendship there to start.
A simple melody or roaring symphony,
will paint you pictures that your inner eye can see.
And if the music stops, the final note is through
my song will stay with you, it will stay with you.

I am a listener, I listen to a babies cry,
its laughter or a lullaby.
I listen to the leaves or to the falling rain,
I listen to the people once and once again.
and if I look up to the sky the stars
I see - they do talk to me, they do talk to me.

I am a lover, I love my family, my friends
I will reach out and take there hands.
For everyone I meet I have an open mind
I'll make them friends, and leave all prejudice behind.
And when we part again one thing I surely know,
our friendship it will grow, the friendship it will grow.

I am a thinker, an author and a music man
I always do the best I can
I love to laugh, I'm not ashamed to show my tears
and I sing songs that take away all of your fears.
And I'm a guiding light through nights as black as coal,
cause I'm a filkers soul - I'm a filkers soul.
I'm a filkers soul.
I'm a filkers soul.


Last updated 01/05/21 / Steve Macdonald