JAZZ Don’t Mean A ‘Thang’ if Rhythm and Blues Ain’t Got that ‘Swang’ A Poem by: Author Renee’ Drummond-Brown

 

Saturday

the dusk

of dew;

63.

~~~

Naw cuz,

twaz’

1961

~~~

or

wuzn’t’ it

62?

~~~

Anywho’

>>>

skipped us

sum’

SERIOUS

school.

<<<

Mabey

it twas’

afternoon?

In the

black

Southern

comfort sun.

Or

wuzn’t’ it

Southern comfort

us ‘wuz’

drankin’ on?

???

WHO KNEW?

we’d

beg

borrow

an’

stole

us

some fun?

Down

at the

Juke joint;

smokin’

on

tobacco,

eaten’

dem’

pork ‘rhymes’.

Naaa!

Dats’

a lie!

We ‘wuz’

chewin’

on

sum’

fried CAT.

Fish

dat’

IZ’???

Chitterlings

an’ OH’ kale,

mustard greens

naw

dayze’ steamed,

ham hock

neck-bones

wit’ them

negro beans

an’

simply red

rice.

Spinach AIN’t there!

Now

dats’

mighty fine of you

and

sum’

cornbread

sounds

kinda’ nice.

~~~

Might add…

~~~

Christianly

too.

Grease ‘poppin’

foot ‘stompin’

shaking off

calories

and

them there blues.

Groovin’

to sounds of

herbie hancock

muddy waters

little walter

miles davis

louis armstrong

dizz gillespie

duke ellington

john coltrane

an

lest we forget

charlie parker

too.

ROLL CALL:

They don’t get A capitol?

Naw’

daze ain’t

hardly

IMPO’TANT’

just ‘acktin’

sum’

black fools!!!

But

dayz’ ‘due’

~~~

THIS TIME

~~~

get a pass;

~~~

unlike,

~~~

Me

an’ You!!!

Aw,

now ‘dat’ there’s

sum’

Cannon

kinda’

Good News”

be for real”

JAZZ, Rhythm, and Blues!

Oh my!!!

Naw,

dorothy and toto

wuzan’t’

hardly

there too.

There’s no place like home though

or

skippin’ us

sum’ school;

cross

the railroad tracks,

back

in

the neck of the woods

AKA

OZ

and/or

DA’

Juke Joint.

UNDERSTOOD?

harold melvin,

&

the blue notes

WUZ’ THEY THERE TOO?

Alright; alright

If you don’t know me

by now

You ‘betta’ ask ‘sumbody’

bout my poetry~~~

RENEE’S POEMS WITH WINGS ARE ‘FOREVA’

WORDS IN FLIGHT!!!

IZ’ ONE

JAZZY BABE,

and yezzz’

JAZZ

don’t mean A ‘thang’

if

Rhythm and Blues

ain’t got

that ‘swang’!!!

 
 

Dedicated to: You ‘betta’ ask ‘sumbody’ ‘bout’ my poetry~~~

 

 
 

RENEE’S POEMS WITH WINGS ARE WORDS IN FLIGHT!!!

A B.A.D. Poem

Other books by Renee’ Drummond-Brown:
~A B.A.D. Poem
~The Power of the Pen
~SOLD: TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
~Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight-I’ll Write Our Wrongs
And
~e-Book: Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight

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Biography
 
Renee’ B. Drummond is a renown poetria and artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the
author of: The Power of the Pen, SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, Renee’s Poems with
Wings are Words in Flight-I’ll Write Our Wrongs, and Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in
Flight. Her work is viewed on a global scale and solidifies her as a force to be reckoned with in the
literary world of poetry. Renee’ is inspired by non-other than Dr. Maya Angelou, because of her,
Renee’ posits “Still I write, I write, and I’ll write!”
 
 
 
 
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