Demi Lovato Makes A Triumphant Return To The Stage During The Grammy Awards
Andrew Parker - January 28, 2020

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Demi Lovato has always been open and honest with her fans about her personal struggles when she isn’t in the public eye. And it’s been over a year and a half since her last live on-stage performance until the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter took to the piano to perform an emotional new song called “Anyone.” Lovato wrote the song prior to her breakdown in July of 2018 but is just releasing now to the world. There was not a dry eye in the house- both those sitting in the audience at the awards show and those watching at home.


Lovato’s performance was breathtaking. She proved once again (and again and again) that she is a powerhouse vocalist, incredible talent, and role model for everyone. During her performance, Lovato wore an ethereal white gown made of sparkling sequins. The long-sleeve Christian Siriano original had a unique bodice, billowing skirt, and leather, studded corset.


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