Eric Cockrell


Shake And Shimmy! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

shake and shimmy,
rattle and roll.
cant nobody
steal my soul.
you cant sell
what you dont own.
you cant make
right out of wrong.
you cant take
what's already given.
aint nothing more
than the living!
shake and shimmy,
sing and dance.
i gave it all,
i took the chance.
plant dead flowers
on my grave...
love done come
and freed the slave!


Comments about Shake And Shimmy! by Eric Cockrell

  • (4/24/2012 1:14:00 PM)


    Elvis would be proud of you my friend! ! ! Great one for sure. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/22/2012 5:27:00 AM)


    Hi Eric, when I read the title I hurried to grab a seat for some belly dancing... hrrmmph (clearing throat) ...
    But instead enjoyed some grand thoughts you share here as usual..... and I love the last four lines....
    Great to see you are still passionately giving of your art..........
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  • (4/20/2012 12:40:00 PM)


    like it, it would sound great with some chords put to it. a great write. (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2012 6:05:00 AM)


    you cant sell
    what you dont own.
    you cant make
    right out of wrong.

    Well written lines! Eric, but please do not walk around singing the other lines! think about life and think about fresh flowers! !
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  • (4/19/2012 12:09:00 PM)


    got the idea from an old blues song... walking around singing this one! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012



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