Geoffrey Fafard


Blues Trade - Poem by Geoffrey Fafard

Well I slid on down to the crossroads
In the darkest hour of night
I will trade you here on the delta
my soul for to see the light
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I aint no crawling king snake
the wind don't know my name
I been finished with spirit messin
Don't force me to take the blame
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You sung a medley to me of hard times
more than 12 bars of a song gone bad
I cried to you for mercy
It just made you wail so sad
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The wind comes a howlin down
The empty road I'm walkin on
These blues run up my bad luck day
The safety's broke and gone
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I tried to love the thought
That I wasn't walking with the dead
But no luck was mine sept bad
cause I was runnin with them instead
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Its late now you see
The yellow moon on the wane
and in the cold light of it
My song will be of pain
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I'm standin here at the crossroads
In the darkest hour of night
Please don't trade me here on the delta
Cause I am the bluesman of black light
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I dreamt of someone stealin my guitar. I awoke and it was gone!

Comments about Blues Trade by Geoffrey Fafard

  • Rajnish Manga (8/26/2017 1:34:00 PM)


    Geoffrey, this is my second visit to this poem and it seems more rewarding than the first. Thanks and Congrats. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/27/2017 3:36:00 AM)

    Rajnish. Thank you for taking the time to read this again. Cheers Geoffrey.

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  • (8/26/2017 12:17:00 PM)


    Your poem makes me think of the musicians of NOLA..very colorful and soulful poem.. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/27/2017 3:37:00 AM)

    Lorraine, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.Geoffrey.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/26/2017 8:08:00 AM)


    with beautiful rhyming and flow this is a nice poem.

    I'm standin here at the crossroads
    In the darkest hour of night
    Please don't trade me here on the delta
    Cause I am the bluesman of black light

    .... is the gist of the whole poem that is so gripping. Deserves to be the poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/27/2017 3:38:00 AM)

    Anil you flatter me.Thank you for your positive comments.Geoffrey.

  • Rini Jerry (8/26/2017 7:34:00 AM)


    Congratulations Geoffrey... A melodious song in deep pain (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/27/2017 3:40:00 AM)

    Wonderfully put Rini. Thank you so much.Geoffrey.

  • Jeanette Telusma (8/26/2017 4:59:00 AM)


    Congrats for being chosen for poem of the day. Sad but also beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Jeanette Telusma Jeanette Telusma (8/26/2017 6:50:00 AM)

    Please excuse my typo- - - beautiful Flow not flower.

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:17:00 AM)

    Jeanette.Wonderful words. Thank you Geoffrey.

  • Lantz Pierre (8/26/2017 4:54:00 AM)


    There are lyrics to songs which are poems, and there are poems that can be set to music. But those are mostly the exceptions to the rule. No sense selling your soul to cross that line. (Report) Reply

    Lantz Pierre Lantz Pierre (8/26/2017 5:59:00 AM)

    Blinky, you chust a po' boy thumpin' out a solo on that ol' bass. But it's worth two cents.

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    You don't need a penny just to hang around,
    But if you've got a nickel, won't you lay your money down?
    Over on the corner there's a happy noise.
    People come from all around to watch the magic boy. Thanks to CCR.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/26/2017 4:23:00 AM)


    A great lyrical poem shared nicely. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:24:00 AM)

    Kumarmani. Much appreciation for your kind words.

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/26/2017 4:17:00 AM)


    Its late now you see
    The yellow moon on the wane
    and in the cold light of it
    My song will be of pain..................sweetest melodies are the painful melodies. Congrats.
    (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:26:00 AM)

    What a mix Akhtar- sweet and sour. Cheers my friend.

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/26/2017 3:38:00 AM)


    Its late now you see
    The yellow moon on the wane
    and in the cold light of it
    My song will be of pain
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    I'm standin here at the crossroads
    In the darkest hour of night

    A highly lyrical poem.
    Thanks for the sharing.10.
    (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:27:00 AM)

    Thank you Subhas You flatter me. Geoffrey

  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 3:33:00 AM)


    interesting... This poem has appeared twice spaced exactly one year apart to the day, Has Poemhunter perhaps fallen into the control of computer friendly robots....Mmhh maybe eh? Wonder what metal, carbon fibre and droid blues are like. Geoffrey. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (8/26/2017 2:54:00 AM)


    a melancholy poem that could be sung out loud? about the loss of something most held dear! ..... wonderfully written GF. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:41:00 AM)

    Tom I have sung it out loud but only in the bush to the kangaroos, flying foxes and the like. They don't care if I'm a semi tone off key...! Cheers Geoffrey.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/26/2017 2:06:00 AM)


    Crossroads! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:42:00 AM)

    You are welcome Edward.

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/26/2017 12:37:00 AM)


    Such a nice work, Geoffrey.... Congrats for being picked... Rated 10+++++ Reminds me of the somg I GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES popularized by ELTON JOHN:

    I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

    Don't wish it away
    Don't look at it like it's forever
    Between you and me I could honestly say
    That things can only get better

    And while I'm away
    Dust out the demons inside
    And it won't be long before you and me run
    To the place in our hearts where we hide

    And I guess that's why they call it the blues
    Time on my hands could be time spent with you
    Laughing like children, living like lovers
    Rolling like thunder under the covers
    And I guess that's why they call it the blues

    Just stare into space
    Picture my face in your hands
    Live for each second without hesitation
    And never forget I'm your man

    Wait on me girl
    Cry in the night if it helps
    But more than ever I simply love you
    More than I love life itself
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    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:44:00 AM)

    Lovely response Bernard. Thank you. Geoffrey.

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/26/2017 12:27:00 AM)


    Great lyrics Geoffrey. Congratulations.10

    Robert
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    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2017 5:46:00 AM)

    Robert I get so much pleasure from simply playing with words.Thanks so much.Geoffrey.

  • Geoffrey Fafard (3/17/2017 5:50:00 PM)


    Michael, your comments are appreciated very much.

    Geoffrey.
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  • (3/16/2017 4:38:00 PM)


    Awful to see your guitar gone. Blues music and poetry go together as your well-constructed
    ballad demonstrates. Fine writing I think.
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  • Paul Brookes (8/30/2016 1:53:00 PM)


    A great piece of blues writing I sang it ad lib and it sounded great thanks (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/30/2016 8:51:00 PM)

    Fantastic feedback… Made me pull out some blues harp albums and put these words to them …you gotta have a go…Thanks Paul.

  • Rajnish Manga (8/26/2016 11:15:00 PM)


    A tinge of sadness stretching to cover the atmosphere from yellow moon down to the solemn scene on the earth. It is an immense masterpiece. Thanks & Congrats to you.
    I cried to you for mercy / It just made you wail so sad
    and in the cold light of it / My song will be of pain
    (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2016 11:29:00 PM)

    Rajnish. All deals done in the moonlight come with a tinge of sadness.. you are so right. I am both appreciative and in awe of your comments.Thank you so much.Geoffrey.

  • (8/26/2016 4:27:00 PM)


    I love verse that can be sung though I'm no singer and no guitar player either.
    But this has a great melody to it. This one gives me the same feeling as the Spanish poet, Garcia Lorca's gypsy songs. Great piece, Geoffrey
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    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2016 6:27:00 PM)

    Thanks Tom.Even now you evoke some memories of Spain when you speak of Garcia Lorca. I am very happy to hear that you picked up on the melody of this. Never imagined having a song in me.. There you go.Thank you so much.

  • Pamela Sinicrope (8/26/2016 12:56:00 PM)


    The bluesman of black light speaks! So sorry to hear your guitar was stolen, I'd love to hear you sing your song and strum along. I love that PH selected a blues song for Poem of the Day. Lovely poem from the Delta. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Geoffrey Fafard Geoffrey Fafard (8/26/2016 6:21:00 PM)

    Pamela.I really appreciate your comments.I do not sing much these days but when I do my old dog comes and sits and listens.Sometimes I think she might be a little deaf…! but what the hell ha ha.As they say..Ya just gotta love the blues. Thank you so much.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013


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