Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 3,636 Points (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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (In The Words Of Bluesman Jack by Dave Alan Walker )

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie (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

  • Rookie Ruby Juniper (2/20/2012 4:17:00 PM)

    Enjoyed reading this. I think it expresses the spirit of the blues really well. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (2/17/2012 6:53:00 PM)

    This is great Dave! Should be a song for sure! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (2/17/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Great poem big brother, as always you painted a clear picture...truly loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Renu Kakkar (2/17/2012 3:44:00 AM)

    good poem..a picture emerges as one reads... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Gift Macozoma (2/16/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    Every line draws a good picture, good phrasing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points 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

  • Rookie - 37 Points 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

  • Rookie - 2 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie Kalpak Kaplash (2/15/2012 11:57:00 AM)

    nice poem....great write....keep writing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kalpak Kaplash (2/15/2012 11:57:00 AM)

    nice poem....great write....keep writing (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 532 Points Juan Olivarez (2/15/2012 8:46:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It says a lot in so few words. worthy of a ten. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 507 Points Marites C. Cayetano (2/15/2012 6:22:00 AM)

    thanks for inviting me to read your poem, it's beautiful, and sad.
    thanks also for the comment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Ewel 777 (2/14/2012 3:48:00 PM)

    great :) sounds like song :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Stanton (2/14/2012 12:52:00 PM)

    Hi Dave,
    Thank you taking the time to Read my poem and offering me to read yours (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points 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

    (Report) Reply

Read all 21 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]