Every Voice Matters

Odd man out is there,
Crying in the wilderness;
Not quite in tune,
Definitely out of step with the times;
Tonic solfa with musty dough
When it should be lines and spaces;
Bass when others want a tenor,
Sacred when secular's preferred.
Enriched by Zulu and Armenian,
Swiss German or Geneva's French
In a rich repertoire of song
Where to him every voice matters,
Till the final note ends in silence.
After all, this is the wilderness.
January 2021.