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JerryPat2
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Oh! I need this and I need that,
maybe like Ella, need some scat.
I donít have much, but what I own,
The Hovel keeps it in its zone.
My soul has been giving me fits,
Enough so that my teeth does grit.
It says to get rid of it all,
And just sit here in barren walls.
My soul says then I will be free,
And live in abject poverty.
Well, hellís bells, whatís that all about,
Making the grand gesture to flout?
No! I refuse the cold turkey poor,
So my soul can be my voyeur.
I have been thinking of a change,
Might even take another name.
Iím fraught with mental exercise,
I descend to lows, then to highs.
Thinking existentially gray,
Like Sartre and good old Genet.
That thought lasted about a day,
A gloomy philosophy, hey!
So here I sit looking around,
To The Hovel and Zoe Iím bound.
I have found peace and that is good,
I never ever thought I would.

©January 15, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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quote:
I have found peace and that is good, I never ever thought I would
I thought this line defined the title very well. "Pondering" can have a conclusion and yours is quite desirable JerryPat.

Good reference to "Ella" and "scat" JP. I remember Mel Torme as being a pretty good 'scat-man' too. But Ella was the Queen.


...just bein' Bluesy
JerryPat2
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Ahhh Bluesy, you are certainly on top of things. I wrote this particular poem because someone actually said to me that he was thinking about getting rid of everything he had, donating every dime to charity, and living on the street with only the clothes on his back. I looked at him like the idiot he was and walked away from him. I could have told him he would have found out damn quick he would have regretted it. I walked the mean streets of America for many years (my two lost decades) and it was not fun. I climbed myself out off it.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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