Joe Kidd – Sonnet

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Joe Kidd is a professional singer, songwriter, poet, and musician.  During Joe’s career, he has formed and fronted a number of successful bands, he has performed solo, and now he is 1/2 of the multi-award winning international folk duo, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke.  Joe has toured across North America and Western Europe. He was inducted into the Michigan Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017.  In 2020, Joe published his first full book of poetry titled The Invisible Waterhole, a collection of spiritual and sensual verse.  The enigma that is Joe Kidd, was formed on the road hitch hiking alone in America during the 1970’s, then as a student of theology and church history at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.  Joe is a respected speech writer, and a music and film critic for a number of worldwide magazines and websites.

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if there may be more dazzling beauty born
a human heart as candle wax would melt
an eye bewitched by vision so adorned
more noble warmth could never have been felt

as one uncommon in the spirit dwells
beyond such gravity to hold within
a prisoner so willing to dispel
great rumors taking flight a voice to rend

to bear this truth a lesser soul depletes
and bows to that which might have once occurred
the burden from which cowardice retreats
a song not sung, a rhyme without a word

what since is told of one who stands defended
pure devoted love thus never ended

© Joe Kidd