Sing it like ‘Satchmo’


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play my words
     as a jazz tune sways

hear my voice
     in a dulcet jive


dressed so debonair
     class
blow that valved horn
     brass
bourbon on ice
     glass


wrap my words
     in tight taut chords

flow of thoughts
     in improvised riffs


slap that bass
      strum
strike that snare
      drum
sing that verse
      hum


notes are scored
     from an unprinted page

feel the blues
     along that lonesome street


sweat on brow
     does stain
love’s refrain
     in chains
memories
     remain


a tempo raised
     within a thoughtful haze

bring it to the stage
     as emotions ebb and stream

‘dream a little dream’
     in poetic themes.

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

Inspired by the soulful songs of the classic jazz musician, Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong. (1901 – 1971)

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