Day 15 prompt: write a poem inspired by my favorite kind of music.
I Want a New Song
Boom! Old bods holding young hearts,
hot funk, cool punk, a shimmering light
and the smell of colitas up
from green river, in the age of jive
it’s got the same soul.
Play rock & roll at my memorial
and stand her in the doorway when
I join Buddy, Richie, Patsy,
and Jim. Let me hear Ricky
and John, a new wave dance craze.
By my own device, a prisoner here,
I may check out any time,
but I’ll never leave rock & roll.
Bury me in pair of pink sidewinders,
but first, save the last dance for me.
Dance with me, dream of me, dream on;
Dream On! Sing along with me, let music
take me away when it’s raining
and the players are playing,
but I’m still gunna live forever.
I can feel the rain. I’m Alive!
On a hippie trail, my head like a zombie,
stars fading, but I linger on.
I want a rock & roll song.
But there ain’t no use in pretending.
Look both ways, but music is present in my past.
Mind the gaps,
those spaces between the notes.
2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: 30 poems in 30 days (day 15)”
Bravo…in the words of the great Ian Anderson….”No, you’re never too old to rock and roll
If you’re too young to die”….
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