"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blues Baptism

I sent my soul to the bayou
to be baptized in the blues.
My spirit washed in those
twelve bars with the
amen of the blue note.

That muddy water melody
submerged me in its story
of hard life and love lost.
I was changed to forever
have a heart for the blues.

In that swamp water tabernacle
I heard music for the pain,
and the joy life brings.
I became a disciple of the blues
determined to tell others to come listen.

©Susie Clevenger 2010


eekwrite said...

Amen this is soulful thanks for sharing.

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