Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

In The Words Of Bluesman Jack


From bar to bar
I play my life story
to the crowd

I play for the people
I play for my sanity

I've played
for forty years on the road
with nothing but the blues

I've lived a full life
but a lonely life
The hearts I have taken
The hearts I have broken

It all comes together
in the blues songs of salvation
with the pain and the hate
of a world in despair

From bar to bar
I play my life story
to the crowd

I play them the blues
the blues of salvation

Submitted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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  • Summer Huggins (2/22/2012 9:06:00 PM)

    i like this thank you for shareing! and thank you for reading my poems and leaving a comment ;) (Report) Reply

  • (De Va) (2/22/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    this is wonderful, your poetry always paints a picture for me to view. blessings... (Report) Reply

  • Willie Walker (2/16/2012 3:47:00 PM)

    This poem makes me wonder if you been reading my mail Dave. I been there. I done that.
    When I sing, I sing the blues. Comes from poverty. Comes from pain. Comes from missing those who won't come again. Seems we call out when need. Seems we sing the blues and we bleed. Hearts we hurt. Not really news. Another reason we sing the blues. (Report) Reply

  • Victor O. Nosa (2/16/2012 10:52:00 AM)

    Wonderful, sorrowful Poem. Good write.
    please, check my new poem: Today Tomorrow.
    thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Kuetsinya (2/15/2012 7:26:00 PM)

    Sir, you're a great poet. This is a splendid work. Well done, all the same I invite you to read my poem entitled 'Another Chance'. (Report) Reply

  • Okoye Charles Chukwudi (2/15/2012 6:31:00 PM)

    this is very beautiful...i love it...kudos....keep it up, , , the blue of salvation

    pls read my new poem....2B or not 2b......thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Herojit Philem (2/15/2012 12:31:00 PM)

    Sir, your poem are so nice that I don't have a word to comment though have many... This poem is from the real emtion... Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Eric Cockrell (2/14/2012 6:40:00 PM)

    the old blind man sits on the street corner playing his guitar... throw some change in his cup, he'll give you his heart! great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Gogeshvili (2/14/2012 11:27:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and melodious, almost a high-grade blues I hear in ears... If they (my ears) not lies to me
    Thanks for the comment
    Tsira

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