Posted tagged ‘Fly Away Blues poem’

Fly Away, Blues!

February 16, 2013


Fly Away, Blues!

YIppee yahoo
and a side of skidoo,
send those blues
to iron shoe
the nearest old plug
with a griping flue–
and even if boiled down to glue,
they still won’t stick to my heart true
(that heart that loves you, only you)–

But if I find you’ve played me false
then even Strauss won’t make me waltz,
and all in me that flies like birds–
my bones as hollow as your words–
will drop to ground and down below
into darkest indigo.


A sing-songy ditty meant for Fireblossom’s prompt on free verse at With Real Toads.  The idea, when I started, was that the narrator would be free as a bird, but I could not write the poem down right away, and by the time I got back to it, the versifier somehow became more bound up.  

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