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In The Words Of Bluesman Jack

From bar to bar
I play my life story
to the crowd

I play for the people
I play for my sanity

I've played
for forty years on the road
with nothing but the blues

I've lived a full life
but a lonely life
The hearts I have taken
The hearts I have broken

It all comes together
in the blues songs of salvation
with the pain and the hate
of a world in despair

From bar to bar
I play my life story
to the crowd

I play them the blues
the blues of salvation

Submitted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, February 14, 2012


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  • Summer Huggins (2/22/2012 9:06:00 PM)

    i like this thank you for shareing! and thank you for reading my poems and leaving a comment ;)

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  • (De Va) (2/22/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    this is wonderful, your poetry always paints a picture for me to view. blessings...

  • Ruby Juniper (2/20/2012 4:17:00 PM)

    Enjoyed reading this. I think it expresses the spirit of the blues really well.

  • Smoky Hoss (2/17/2012 6:53:00 PM)

    This is great Dave! Should be a song for sure!

  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (2/17/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Great poem big brother, as always you painted a clear picture...truly loved it.

  • Renu Kakkar (2/17/2012 3:44:00 AM)

    good poem..a picture emerges as one reads...

  • Willie Walker (2/16/2012 3:47:00 PM)

    This poem makes me wonder if you been reading my mail Dave. I been there. I done that.
    When I sing, I sing the blues. Comes from poverty. Comes from pain. Comes from missing those who won't come again. Seems we call out when need. Seems we sing the blues and we bleed. Hearts we hurt. Not really news. Another reason we sing the blues.

  • Gift Macozoma (2/16/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    Every line draws a good picture, good phrasing

  • Victor O. Nosa (2/16/2012 10:52:00 AM)

    Wonderful, sorrowful Poem. Good write.
    please, check my new poem: Today Tomorrow.
    thanks.

  • Daniel Kuetsinya (2/15/2012 7:26:00 PM)

    Sir, you're a great poet. This is a splendid work. Well done, all the same I invite you to read my poem entitled 'Another Chance'.

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