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Fair Exchange

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Fair Exchange

You travel far
We travel further
You pay your money
Yet we pay none
Indeed, We’re paid to make this pilgrimage
To stages large and small
To stand before you, under lights
In every concert hall
You give, We give
Receive this gift of music
As we receive your cheers
That roll over the stage like waves
Year after loyal year
We never take for granted
The effort that you make
The hard-earned cash you’re spending
On the music we create
But I’ve seen the looks of happiness
That stretch into the distance
The glum into the glad profoundly rearranged
And I think it’s safe to say
The contract made, unspoken
Could be called a Fair Exchange.

© Kev Moore August 2009


August 26, 2009 - Posted by | Ca' Puccini, Cafe Literati, Entertainment, Kev Moore's Music, Kev Moore's Poetry, literature, Music, travel, writing | , ,


  1. Great poem, Kevin, and I hope that many music fans will read it..
    And I guess, one day, I should travel so far too to see you on stage, for the sake of the fair exchange… but on the other side, our life is the stage where I see you everyday, and appreciate you… everyday more… and effortless! 🙂

    Comment by Miki | August 27, 2009

  2. Now I’m blushing! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | August 27, 2009

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