Monday, April 2, 2012

Across the Bayou(J-R Original)

photo source http://www.kspace.tv/arts/art/ernie-branes-rip-1938-2009/


Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes(ART PIECE)
Across the Bayou by Joycelyn Renette(POEM)

Mistakenly distant, but close in heart
Tell me my love, does your soul sing the blues for me
That same sullen jazz tune folks used to hear across the bayou
at the ol' juke joints. Black faces rowing by lantern
flickering lights floating across the rippling waters like fireflies
among high grass and the night moon

Greeted with warm smiles and open arms
sweat, moistened bodies touching and moving. Trying to get a piece
of that devil's pie after a hard days work. Tell me my love
does your soul sing the blues for me? That same jazz tune
smooth as black satin you caress me

Did you miss me
Of course I did. You're my baby
across the bayou I'll never stop singing for
Across the bayou I'll never stop waiting
to hear that blues tune my soul wants to dance to with you

Can I wrap myself in your love and sleep in your dreams
That i may stay with you in the midnight hour
Never thought I'd find another to dance through life with
limitations restrict us from swaying together
to the language of infinity, a song that will forever play
Tell me my love, does your soul sing the blues for me?

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