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#1139672 - 04/14/18 12:29 AM Jimmy Joe Jeepers and the Magic Lute  
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Just because it's Friday the 13th--an oddball, nonsense poem, with an obvious metaphor. Hope it's worth the read:

Jimmy Joe Jeepers and the Magic Lute

The evening sun was dipping,
stretching shadows on the ground;
and the plowshares were a’ ripping,
turning stalks of barley down;
when Mundy May went tripping
‘neath the blades a’whirling round—
his shirt was red and dripping
by the time he got to town.

Jimmy Jeepers, Jimmy Jeepers,
Mundy’s laying awful low.
Will you come to play a song for him,
to rise by, Jimmy Joe?
There’s two silvers on the table;
for a song they’re yours to keep.
Will you strum a lullaby for him
And sing his soul to sleep?


A mighty wind was blowing
off the point by Breaker’s Shore,
and the ocean swells were growing
nearly twenty foot or more,
when the water started flowing
o’er the decks of Devil’s Chore;
the ship was swamped and bowing
by the time she washed to shore.

Jimmy Jeepers, Jimmy Jeepers,
Captain’s wading down below.
Will you come to play a song for him
to float by, Jimmy Joe?
There’s two silvers in the galley,
mid the water, dark and deep.
Will you strum a sailor’s song for him
and sing his soul to sleep?


The winter storm was blinding,
thick with snow and ever white,
and the sleet and ice were binding
to the blacktop in the blight,
When the school bus, slowly winding,
Started slipping just a might;
we heard the gears a’grinding,
but saw nothing of its plight.

Jimmy Jeepers, Jimmy Jeepers,
are these angels in the snow?
And will you come to play a song for them
to fly by, Jimmy Joe?
There’s two silvers in their pockets,
for a song they’re yours to reap.
Will you strum upon your magic lute
and sing their souls to sleep?


D.J.L.
February 2006

#1139770 - 04/15/18 12:00 PM Re: Jimmy Joe Jeepers and the Magic Lute [Re: Deej56]  
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south of the mason,dixon line
Deej, I like this so much!! I can`t write anything about this. what an excellent read, not a soul around I know wouldn`t. agree.
thanks for posting your stuff D .. Lane


"Grace always pours from a closing wound"
#1139797 - 04/15/18 11:32 PM Re: Jimmy Joe Jeepers and the Magic Lute [Re: Deej56]  
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Lane,

Glad you liked. It always struck me as a bit episodic, but it was fun to write with the rhyme scheme--and that penultimate stanza is my favorite. Regardless, thought I'd offer it up for what it's worth. Thanks for the read and input.

All the best to you,

Deej


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