DEDICATED TO GLEN WHO STOLE MY HEART! (a Heartfelt poem)

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Re: DEDICATED TO GLEN WHO STOLE MY HEART! (a Heartfelt poem)

Postby Dee » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:35 am

debstewart1956, you are an amazing and gifted person!
Thank you for sharing your remarkable poem with members and readers here on Glen Campbell Forums.
It made me laugh, it made me cry. I especially loved your Branson story.
God Bless Glen for the kindness he showed to you and your family.
He not only sang "Try A Little Kindness", he lived it.
You obviously had a deep connection with Glen Campbell. Keep the faith: one day you will have the personal concert you hope for.
I added the "No More Night" video you had requested. I hope it is the right one; Glen is performing this song at his theatre in Branson in 1994.
Thank you again for sharing your heartfelt tribute with us.
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Re: DEDICATED TO GLEN WHO STOLE MY HEART! (a Heartfelt poem)

Postby Mike Joyce » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:25 am

What a wonderful tribute debstewart1956, you captured Glen's life so well and your decades of devotion shone through.
I hope you have recovered from the shock, it has been hard for all of us dedicated fans. I found it hard seeing the printed confirmation and also when announcers referred to the LATE Glen Campbell.
I watched Glen on BBC4 here in the UK last night when they showed his biography followed by the 1977 Festival Hall concerts. I had watched them several times but now they felt different because they were broadcast as a tribute to Glen's passing.
It was in 1977 I became a fan at 15 years old. I had missed seeing Glen on tour at that time, however the concert was recorded by the BBC and shown over two weeks in two 45 minutes broadcasts. That concert has always been special to me as I heard most of his hits on that before I had even heard them on the original recordings.
I hope you to debstewart1956 will find comfort in seeing the old clips on youtube and listening to Glen's songs in the coming weeks and months.
Best wishes,
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DEDICATED TO GLEN WHO STOLE MY HEART! (a Heartfelt poem)

Postby debstewart1956 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:53 pm

In 1968 it was a huge surprise
When I heard you on CBS, and you hit me right between the eyes.
You had that charm just drippin' with honey
I said this good lookin' southern boy is gonna make the money!
While all of my teen friends (i was 13) made fun of me then
I said I don't care, Im stickin' with Glen!
That evening I first saw you
My daddy said what is it about him I wanna know?
When you appeared on the Summer Smothers Brothers show.
That hair, those eyes
Everything about you made my eyes gleam
I said is this guy for real?
He is such a dream!
Then the divorces started taking a toll
I said to myself, Glen this is not you, its not how you roll!
Then along came that Girl, the drugs and the booze
I prayed & I prayed Lord save Glen or his life he might lose!
When you landed in my hometown of Shreveport & Bossier
I knew WHY you came, It caused alot of shame
I said Lord get him out of this town, he's going insane!
I was newly married then, but it hurt so deep
That this Arkansas man I adored
had a mountain to climb that was so so steep!
Then I heard you got baptised & Born again
And I hollered to the top of my lungs, AMEN!
In 1994, you had a theatre in Branson town
I told my hubby I am going and they will have to probably tie me down!
My son who was with us, was only 4 at the time, became friends with the ventriloquist as Glen's opening act
I mean how can you get any better than that!
Then Glen made his way to the stage- he really still looked awesome for his age!
He said word had spread throughout the cast
Of the kid named Daniel, and my heart raced so fast!
When Lo and behold during the show's break, One of Glen's people said you are first rate!
Glen would like to meet you after the show
I said I knew this day would come, And Lord you would know!
I briefly whispered to Glen< I have love you all of my life
Would it be Ok if I told your wife! (im a big kidder)
That day will be forever Gentle on My Mind
Of this Arkansas native neighbor, (im in Louisiana) that was gentle & kind.
The Alzheimers came & got so bad
I said Lord WHY does he have to suffer like this, it made me so incredibly sad.
But on August 8 (2017) when you left this life
All of the suffering was over & the strife!
I woke up that morning at 10AM, and I said I feel so bad there must be something wrong
And for some unknown reason I started playing a ton of your songs!
Then my husband came home, sat me down and told me the news, I just went to pieces, cause that's what I do!
You slipped away and all of the memoried I had of you came rushing to my mind that day.
The family made an announcement that you were gone
This was made known it was 10AM when I woke up sick
no wonder I felt it so strong!
One day I will see you on the other side
And I want my own personal concert
And Jesus by our side!

NO MORE NIGHT- NO MORE PAIN GLEN!
We ALL Love you!

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