Black Poetry : Thelonius Monk (Vibes of a Blue Monk)

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  1. Sassysammy

    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thelonius Monk
    (Vibes of a Blue Monk)

    See it happens every time I get the blues,
    My foot gets to tapping fingers snapping, off and on beat to jazzy salutary tunes,
    Mayne, when I get the blues I feel like moaning, so I find some companions to spill my woes with,
    I sit and stroke those ivories until they and I cry in spiritual harmony,

    Boy who you tellin, I stretch out across and beat my drama home,
    All the while feeling each drum roll and cymbal crash in my bones,
    Mamamamamamy sorrows seem to float away with every quarter eighth and solo that’s played,
    Each (A flat) and (C sharp) chord strikes a nerve,
    Then my feet get to banging in unison on the floorboards,

    See these strings are the things that your mama and papa times dealt,
    Music so good it’s heartfelt,
    To no specific culture or generation was it set,
    No words can capture the feeling,
    All I can tell ya is that is a passion,
    A passion that explodes in your soul,
    Reminiscent of Sir Duke and his band rubbing elbows,

    It flows, just flows, through your lips as you make that sax-o-phone sang,
    Let it be your woman and you its man.
    Stroke that slender lady, push all her buttons, hit all the right spots,
    And I guarantee you the crowd she’ll shock!

    Whenever I get the blues, those base notes pulse up my spine then shiver back down,
    So many stories are told, tightly interwoven with the melodies that sash shay by,
    The instruments speak and scream to one another,
    “Can you pick up Trumpet what I’m laying down???” pumps the cello,
    “Sure” that baby screeches “Lets Dance!!” ,
    Keep the lights low step out into the indigo,
    Hold your partner tight as we swing and dip all night.

    A smooth deep voice steam rolls over the band passing on a bit of knowledge.
    “See America is a salad bowl, but the Jazz Club we’re the melting pot,
    We gotta lil, rent due, can’t pay my car note,
    Broke as a joke, need me some smokes,
    Home life’s a mess, oops got some cologne on my dress, lipstick on my collar,
    Got myself in a pinch, seasoned with I can’t stand my job please save me,
    Topped off with it’ll be a miracle if I make it to the first!
    See the mellow crew brews this social stew,
    Giving the people connectivity and a revived hope to look forward to.”

    The band makes it move, and over takes the speaker,
    Letting the croons of Dizzy Glipsie slide in smooth,
    The great Satchmo that follows puts me in the mood to mimic Ella,
    (skip dibbity doo bop bah, scaa in da, dabba dabba do at da, scaa bubba bop be bop bah, . . . . . . . . . . . . .. )
    In the middle of my living room.
    The storm clouds may gather and the rain pitter patter,
    On my window panes,
    But no gloom, resides here.
    This ole Juke Box is my release therapy,

    When ever I get the blues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Copyright ©2007
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed the blues and the thoughts that have me dancin in tune
    i know this all so well myself .......
     
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    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the love Rich
     
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    Sammy......Sassy indeed......:)
    :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

    I was feeling this to much
    you really put it out there
    and the flow was on point
    Snaps, Claps, and Everything else to ya
    Tip the Box....you Gotta Number 1 spot
    hahahha
    Keep the Flo Sis!


    :welldone:
     
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    Wow. Reading this, put me right into that mood, I could almost hear a piano in the background, a raspy voice scatting, a smoky, dimly lit room, folks nodding heads in unison, in knowing, the grit of, the blues. Fantastic expression, poet!!
     
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    Hey Sassysammy
    That is a wonderful way to overcome the blues
    Just like the music within vibes you into a nice groove.
    Your poem does have that groove.
    I can indeed dig this. Much love
    Awesome flow

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the love poets I enjoyed writing this piece but I will have much more fun performing it.
     
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    amazing how poetry can absorb another art form

    like how Monk laid it

    and just make an explosive piece like this

    we you feel like you are there

    great work
     
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    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the read and the love
     
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