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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love of Sports



On an almost worn out cassette tape,
Huey sang me his heart and soul,
Capturing my life and easing my pain
In bluesy harmonica and retro harmonies,
Showing me the heart of rock and roll was still beating
Even in my small Midwestern town.
Music has moved on since then, evolved,
But a few minutes of listening
Has me walking on a thin line.

If this is it,
What passes for music today,
I want a new drug.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Actually I like today's music. There was a 'heavy metal' period I didn't enjoy...but give Adele and the Black-Eyed-Peas a try. Also, Lady Gaga really isn't bad. And there are a lot more that I like but only by sound and don't know their names.

Mary Mansfield said...

I honestly don't have that much of a problem with a lot of current music, it was mostly a case of trying to work some of the song titles from the album into the poem. Adele isn't bad, and I can deal with Lady Gaga as long as I'm not looking at her!

Laurie Kolp said...

I loved Huey, too. I like just about all music, unless it's full of cuss words.

De said...

Haha! Loved Huey in the 80s. What fun this poem is! Nice take on the prompt! :)