Dave Alan Walker

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Bluesman - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

He's just
Any old man
In any old bar
With a guitar

Then a drunk
Comes up and say's
Play us a barre

Every line on his face
Is a hook
For a book

Every crease in his neck
Is for the pain
He had to take

So he didn't care
About some young drunk
He just pulled up a chair

He started to play

People could do nothing but stare
At the sweet sound
Of misery and despair

As the bluesman played
The drunk fell to his knees
Tears of respect
Rolled down his face
As he felt the bluesmans fears

He took him to places he'd never been
He took him back
With the sweet sound of home
He took him
To where he had grown

His name
Was bluesman Jack

Comments about Bluesman by Dave Alan Walker

  • Akhtar Jawad (4/7/2018 10:49:00 PM)

    He took him to places he'd never been
    He took him back
    With the sweet sound of home
    He took him
    To where he had grown
    A lovely poem.
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  • (9/5/2017 2:40:00 AM)

    I love a good blues. Imaginative. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2015 4:29:00 AM)

    loved this piece... because I love the blues myself. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/28/2015 3:31:00 PM)

    not my favorite on PH, but obviously from the glance at some other comments, it was appreciated. i will gladly put it into my April (or March) 'Showcase', but i await your answer to the message i'm about to send to you.
    thanks for sharing.
    bri :)

    my favorite stanza:

    He's just
    Any old man
    In any old bar
    With a guitar
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  • Daniel Brick (3/20/2015 1:59:00 PM)

    WOW! This is superb! What drama, what truth, the art of poetry serving the art of the blues, and both are enhanced by this union. I remember during his performance many years ago, Taj Mahal telling us the Blues can't be defined, only experienced, but the one thing the Blues always is - is sweet. I've never forgotten that. People applauded after he said it, and then he said, Now I'm going to prove it to you. Your poem is another proof of that truth, and it needs no further comment. The experience of reading it is totally fulfilling. (Report) Reply

  • Damian Murphy (3/12/2015 7:03:00 AM)

    you can see it and almost hear it. Great poem (Report) Reply

  • Kewayne Wadley (3/10/2015 3:30:00 AM)

    Nicce! ! A beautiful story that tells a story within a story (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/23/2014 10:24:00 AM)

    Soulful write.Loved your emotional write as earlier. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    good capture of imagery. very powerful and evocative. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Bell (5/9/2012 8:46:00 PM)

    That's a great poem mate. I had a perfect scene playing in my head. Can you read mine if you get the time and let me know what you think? (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2012 3:28:00 PM)

    My favourite don't know what else to say read em all and this is my favourite (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2012 4:55:00 PM)

    loved reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2012 11:56:00 AM)

    Beautiful spit and sawdust write of truth reality and those glorious blues.. I'm not a specific follower of any music style I appreciate all types but blues and vino seem the perfect company to enduce tears of respect and nostalgia..Thank you for sharing Karen :) (Report) Reply

  • Scotty Dogg (12/12/2011 4:30:00 PM)

    Didn't The Who do a live album from Leeds? Love The Who. Pete's a great guitarist. And song writer. One of the best ever. 'S' (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2011 3:16:00 AM)

    lovely............................ (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2011 2:45:00 AM)

    well penned, very touching...thanks for sharing Dave......10+++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2011 4:23:00 PM)

    Soul touching....I could hear the guitar as he strummed his tune...thx...blessings (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2011 6:00:00 PM)

    THis is a great write (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (10/8/2011 2:42:00 PM)

    Thanks for spending time to write this. The weather-beaten people always have a story to tell, but gets condemned too easily. Salute... (Report) Reply

  • Sumanta Roy (9/30/2011 12:41:00 PM)

    it is deep meaning poem, you express the hardship through the deep meaning word in your poem.it's nice. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 23, 2011

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