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Dig My Jazz - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

Roses will rain
When I meet the train
Of eternal existence.
Jesus will find me
In a boxcar singing
A sad song slow and sweet.
The suffering hillside
Has been steep,
But I’ve patiently overcome
Every unexpected disappointment,
There’s nothing I regret,
St. Gabriel will dig my jazz.

Comments about Dig My Jazz by Uriah Hamilton

  • Pia Andersson 9/23/2006 10:48:00 AM

    Jesus have found you already and the band wont be the same without you...keep on playing and you will find the right melody sweet man. Wishing you joy, Pia Reply

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice 9/13/2006 5:15:00 AM

    I dig your jazz; I dig you. But I'm worried about your frame of mind.
    U, as ever - superbly written piece. t x
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  • Ernestine Northover 9/10/2006 3:53:00 PM

    Play it again Uriah! Wonderful poem, captivating. A lovely read, a great subject and a pleasure to find. Excellent.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • Sandra Fowler 9/10/2006 3:03:00 AM

    This little poem is a gem.It shines with its own light. You just might meet Bob Dylan on that train! Who can say?

    Sandra
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  • Joseph Daly 9/10/2006 1:59:00 AM

    This really grabbed me Uriah. It has a lovely, comforting feel to it, rather like a prayer. In fact I don't see why it shouldn't be. Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 9/9/2006 8:05:00 PM

    I DIG YIR JAZZZZZ & GOT YIR POEMMMMM.....JOB WELL DONE, MY FRIEND
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR
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