Kim Barney


Tales Of The Old Town (Part 02) - Poem by Kim Barney

Jay Staker had a melon field,
and guarded it with care.
His shotgun meant he wouldn't yield;
he had no fruit to spare.

Some kids still tried to steal from him,
which got him all excited.
I never went with Cal and Slim,
although I was invited.

John Evan played some basketball
and died from a weak heart.
Should not have let him play at all;
they knew it from the start.

Young Elvis Presley was the rage
of every teenage girl.
Some of my sisters were that age;
their hearts were in a whirl.

A flying saucer once was seen
by young girls in the town.
To tell the tale, they were not keen;
it caused most folks to frown.

The thing was round with many lights
that blinked around the rim.
It hovered and caused many frights
and made their courage dim.

There is no doubt it was controlled
by creatures very smart.
It watched the girls, so I was told,
then hastened to depart.

The Russians beat us into space
when Sputnik split the dawn.
We didn't know there was a race,
So our life just went on.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood , life, memories

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

18 April 2018

Comments about Tales Of The Old Town (Part 02) by Kim Barney

  • Grace Jessen (5/1/2018 9:56:00 PM)

    Nice work, Kim. Yes, the girls liked Elvis, especially in his early years. (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(5/15/2018 11:29:00 PM)

    Thanks very much for the comment. Comments are my only payment and are always appreciated.

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  • Spock The Vegan (4/19/2018 10:29:00 AM)

    Nice poem! Keep it up. (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(5/15/2018 11:27:00 PM)

    Thanks, Spock. Part three has now been posted. Just click on 'next poem'.

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/19/2018 10:23:00 AM)

    I had fun reading this, Kim! (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(5/15/2018 11:26:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kelly.
    It's good to have you back. You were gone for a long time.

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/19/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    Dear Kim, such a wonderful ballad👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(4/19/2018 7:37:00 AM)

    Thanks for the comment, Bernard. It is appreciated.

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  • (4/18/2018 9:07:00 PM)

    This is a very good poem about tales of the old town. (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(4/19/2018 7:36:00 AM)

    Thanks, Lamar, for the comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Poem Edited: Monday, May 27, 2019


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