Within the past twenty-four hours
Canadians lost a legendary poet
Whose lyrics struck a chord
Within every resident who heard them.
I confess I've only heard his band play twice
Once during a multi-artist benefit concert
The other during halftime of a football game
And due to them, I understood the hype.
Fans flocked to their concerts
Chanting for the band to take the stage
And when the man took to the mic
They all sang along to their favorites.
Alas today, Bobcaygeon has grown silent
The Hundredth Meridian had faded a little
New Orleans has sank a tad lower
And The Century has come a bit closer.
Fare thee well, Gord
Your legacy lives on forever
May your lyrics play with you in heaven
With Grace, Too.