Barry Middleton


Key West Glow - Poem by Barry Middleton

The wind blew with a Key West glow,
and I could hear the steel drums ring.
Jimmy Buffett tunes were playing.
I still remember everything.

I had borrowed a Chevy Van,
went all the way on down the keys.
I found my camps on A-1-A
enjoying flowing with the breeze.

The memory is still alive,
nineteen hundred seventy five,
me, my six string, and a bag of weed,
and I was hip and full of jive.

The wind blew with a Key West glow,
and I could hear the steel drums ring.
Jimmy Buffett tunes were playing.
I still remember everything.

I chased the Conch train on my bike,
I listened to the docent's speech,
saw six toed cats at Hemingway,
and met a girl on Smathers beach.

I can return there any time.
It was a place where I felt free,
relaxing with the Key West sun,
that now still shines on memory.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, memories, youth


Comments about Key West Glow by Barry Middleton

  • Norah Tunney (3/20/2016 7:13:00 AM)


    I like this poem and the memories it captures
    Thanks Barry
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    Barry Middleton (3/20/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    Thank you.........................

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 29, 2016


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