Lyric Fire: So Emotional – Sunset of a Superstar: Whitney Houston

I have been a life-long fan of Whitney Houston, as her voice mesmerized me early on. Her beautiful and infectious smile, take-no prisoners attitude and effortless way of singing a song like no other is truly unforgettable.

It’s hard to put words together to honor and memorialize a woman whose body of work which includes music and film, often became the soundtrack of our own lives. Her contributions to entertainment and pop culture are astounding. Whitney was one of the rare ones whose music never got lost during changing times. Her voice floated above all others because of her range and classic tone. It’s nearly impossible to imitate her and often when other singers attempt to take on her songs their renditions pale in comparison. It’s not their fault, she was just one of a kind.

The news of her passing has not settled in yet for me and probably won’t for a long time. It is rather ironic that she made her ascent one day before the Grammys. Her legend will always be tied to the very thing she loved and lived for. Music. Let’s remember her in song and send love, light and prayers to her mother Cissy, daughter Bobbi Kristina, ex-husband Bobby Brown, her friends, extended family and the legions of fans who loved her. She will be forever missed.

Godspeed Whitney. We will always love you.

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Feb 12, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, TAMusik | 20 comments

Comments (20 Responses)

  1. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    It is so sad…loved her too. RIP Whitney.

  2. Cookie says:

    great piece:). I’m going to share the link, if you do not mind. We need to find us a party and dance! Kinda like we did w/ MJ. R u down?

  3. She was one of my favorite singers too, Tameka. Being so close in age to me …I she was someone I looked up to. It’s sad that she lost her way….May she be at peace!

  4. zbibb says:

    Well said.

  5. sulekha says:

    I loved her voice and I will always love you is my fav. number. Sad day..RIP Whitney, you were too young for this 🙁

  6. This is so sad and tragic . . .
    You’ve written a sweet tribute to Whitney and her marvelous talent.

  7. jan says:

    Lovely piece for a lovely lady. RIP Whitney.

  8. Bongo says:

    This has left a lump in my tummy…she was 48 and had so much in her to give that we will never have a chance to see…RIP Whitney you will be missed and always loved….As always…XOXOXOXO

  9. Yes, Lesley, we need to honor her as we did Michael Jackson. I’m still in shock and haven’t processed this, but I’m trying. Yes, please share the link.
    Thanks everyone for your comments. We have truly lost an amazing vocalist and artist. I know she is singing with the angels now and is out of pain. I just wished she could have stayed with us longer. I’m heart sick.

  10. Adriene says:

    I hear you, Tameka, she left us much too soon. She was a brilliant talent. This is a feeling very similar to when MJ died. Thanks for this tribute.

  11. Luchi Smiles says:

    I will always love her! May her soul rest in peace 🙁

  12. Tameka,
    Beautiful tribute the Mrs Houston. she will be missed by many. Rest in Peace

  13. A sweet tribute to her, well m nt a big fan f whitney or havent much heard bt then I will surely explore now seeing d overwhelming emotions of fans.
    RIP! May her soul rest in peace.

  14. Ron Eldridge says:

    I share many of your sentiments Tameka. She has left us far too soon, but she did leave an indelible array of memories in song and spirit. May she RIP. Thanks for sharing.

  15. kriti says:

    She will go on in this world with the music she created. In that way she really will be immortal..

  16. Such extraordinary talent, and such a way of telling our stories. She will be very much missed. You’ve created a lovely tribute here, for which thanks.
    Your poetry is strong, passionate and absorbing. I will definitely be visiting again :-).

  17. Margot, thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, Whitney will be missed in a myriad of ways. We were blessed to hear her voice and see her act on the big screen. You are welcome here anytime!

  18. Kitten says:

    Tameka, I share your sentiments. This is a beautiful tribute. She will be missed.

  19. We were shocked when we learned about this…we pray for her and may she truly rest in peace.

  20. Lesley! Thanks so much on the mention on Creative Cookie. We still need to gather and celebrate her life. My soul isn’t in as much pain now, but I’m still in disbelief. Hope to chat soon dearie!

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