Sterling Allen Brown

(Washington D.C.)

Slim Greer In Hell - Poem by Sterling Allen Brown

Slim Greer went to heaven;
St. Peter said, "Slim,
You been a right good boy."
An' he winked at him.

"You been travelin' rascal
In yo'day.
You kin roam once mo';
Den you come to stay.

"Put dese wings on yo' shoulders,
An' save yo' feet."
Slim grin, and he speak up,
"Thankye, Pete."

Den Peter say, "Go
To Hell an' see,
All dat is doing, and
Report to me.

"Be sure to remember
How everything go."
Slim say, "I be seein' yuh
On de late watch, bo."

Slim got to cavortin'
Swell as you choose,
Like Lindy in de Spirit
Of St. Louis Blues.

He flew an' he flew,
Till at last he hit
A hangar wid de sign readin'

Den he parked his wings,
An' strolled aroun',
Gittin' used to his feet
On de solid ground.

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  • Rookie Zinc Truism (4/6/2005 9:04:00 PM)

    Very nice. So easy and smiling.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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