LOUIS

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LOUIS

                         LOUIS

 

Smokey sound begging to be heard.

Mean back beat that swirls around.

Black man with a voice thick as the

fog that hugs the ground.

Feet tap’n, hands clap’n , don’t just

set there we should be dance’n.

Tunes in the groove makes you

want to move.

 

Smokey sound never heard in this

part of town. Crazy speakeasy

beat from down on Bourbon Street.

Hot licks from a cool hand.

His trumpet play’n resounds across

this land.

Masquerade ball, Mardi Gras, sweet

heat, late night treat.

 

Smokey bars, night time rag time

pound,n out a beat that never sleeps.

Jazz fills this hall and spills out into

the street.

Best of all memories fall as the record

spins and Satshmo blows his sound;

just as sweet as when he began.

 

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Fadedayz commented on LOUIS

04-18-2010

I like how ur poems put pictures in my head. You very good with words yes? yes!

icu2 commented on LOUIS

03-10-2010

Hello Dolly, well, hello Dolly...Ahhh, that L. A. Did you ever see the picture of him in Life magazine where he is playing his accordion and tears are streaming down his face? Touching. Great write, Poet!

StandingBear commented on LOUIS

02-28-2010

Ahh yes, no one could play like Louis Armstrong. Great crescent city write!

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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