"voice that gave my life a rhyme, a meaning"

A bit off topic, but unique enough that I would like to share it anyway; here's a transcription of a poem handwritten by Bono that is on display at the Billy Graham Library but that I don't believe has been available online before:

"The journey from father to friend
is all paternal love's end.
it was sung in my teenage ears
in the voice of a preacher
loudly soft on my tears [years/fears?]
I would never forget this melody line
or its lyric voice that gave my life a rhyme,
a meaning, that wasn't there before
a child, born in dung and straw
with The Fathers love and desire to explain
how we might get on with each other again...."

for The Rev. Billy Graham (that preacher)
Ruth and all the Graham Family
from Bono (March 11 2002)
with much love and respect....

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