‘I Wish U [Soul] Heaven’: Saying Goodbye To My Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson

1958-2016

“We had fun, didn’t we?”

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I woke up this morning and my heart was broken, shattered into a million pieces, and my tears fell to the ground like (purple) rain. It hurts, it burns and it has left me truly overwhelmed with emotions I cannot clearly define. To me, artists like him, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Teena Marie were immortal. They each occupy a special place in my heart, in my very soul. They were my favorites. They could do no wrong and could never die.  They were here, they gave us all they could possibly give and then one day, without notice, they were gone. He was the last and now, like Michael, Marvin and Teena, he is gone.

Gone. My Prince is gone and I am devastated.

I believe there is a soul heaven, a “place where all the good [soul] children go.” Today, it’s gates opened and welcomed him. The last of my musical idols who transcended the boundaries of musical artistry has now transitioned. My final inspiration is gone and I feel it in every possible way.

Rest eternally in New Power Soul, my sweet Prince. Take your seat beside the King of Pop, the Prince of Motown and the Ivory Queen of Soul. You’ve more than earned it.

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3 thoughts on “‘I Wish U [Soul] Heaven’: Saying Goodbye To My Prince

    1. Thank you! This is probably the worst of them because it was the last and because everyone always teased me about liking Prince as I do only for them to figure out what I knew over 30 years ago when I was 9: he was pure genius.

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