Thank you, Mr. Nelson

You made it okay for me to slip out of stereotypes.
Play something sir, play anything.
Madonna thanks you.
You made it okay for me to stand out and stand alone if necessary.
You were special.
Turn tunes into time portals, sing anything.
Susanna Hoffs thanks you.
You made it okay for me to defy convention.
You were genuine.
Keep writing, write it all down, write everything.
Sinead O’Connor thanks you.
You made it okay for me to be a black girl and a rock fan, simultaneously.
You were ethereal.
Sing to me baby, sing about me, sing anything.
Steve Nicks thanks you.
You made it okay for me to accept my crazy family but not be like them.
You were a genius.
Tell me a story make it visual, see me wanting.
Martika thanks you.
You made it okay for me to not worry about my size, cause the one would love me regardless.
You were talented.
Play something sir, play anything.
Chaka Khan thanks you.
You made it okay for me to hide tears behind thunderstorms.
You were incomparable.
Turn tunes into party anthems, sing anything.
Alicia Keys thanks you.
You made it okay for me to enjoy the moment because there was no guarantee another would be granted.
You were beautiful.
Keep composing, compose our life’s soundtrack, compose¬†everything.
Sheila E. thanks you.
You made it okay for me to write about what I feel just how I felt it.
You embodied music.
Sing to me baby, sing about me, sing anything.
Cyndi Lauper thanks you.
You will live forever in me, in them, in word, in rhyme, in song, in memory forever.
Show me love in melodies.
I thank you.

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