A Place Called Jackson Poem by Joyce Hemsley

A Place Called Jackson

Rating: 4.6

With tearful eyes I said my goodbyes
To Aunt and Uncle, many years ago.
Their home was Jackson Tennessee
Where Pearl River waters floweth free.
Elvis~ a friendly potentate
Was their 'Rock-a-Billy' man so great,
Now, in mid August of each year
The constellation of Jackson churches
Pay homage to that name so dear.

Bernard F. Asuncion 04 September 2017

Reminds me of the song BIGGER THAN ELVIS popularized by CHICAGO... Such a very nice poem for the day... Big congrats for the vote of 10+++++++

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 September 2016

Leaving! ! After a long stay. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kim Barney 04 September 2016

Congratulations, Joyce, on having this selected as member poem of the day. I hope you are still with us and in good health. It has been more than five years since you posted anything to this site. Happy 88th birthday coming up this month!

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Rajnish Manga 04 September 2016

Beautiful portrayal of the atmosphere at place visited by the poet long back. The place also boasts of some well known annual events. Loved reading the poem. Thanks.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 September 2017

A beautifully conceived equally beautiful song of life. Congrats.

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Joaie Blunkosky 08 March 2021

I love these poems so much

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Delores Hakala 22 January 2020

I love Joyce’s poem. We used to e-mail years back. I lost track and I sad about that

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Mountain Man 17 May 2019

A great tribute poem to your aunt & uncle.

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Rajnish Manga 04 September 2017

My second visit to this poem is equally rewarding. This lends the place being described here a special touch with a nostalgic charm. Thanks again.

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Seema Sharma Rimi 04 September 2017

With tearful eyes I said my goodbyes To Aunt and Uncle, many years ago. Nostalgic, very tragic to leave the dear one. Thanks poet. 10

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Joyce Hemsley

Joyce Hemsley

Portsmouth England
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