Down in the Bayou

30 Aug

down in the bayou

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

This amazing beat that trembles my feet

And rocks me, rocks me till I sleep

Every day the beats brand new

Falling from the sky like the morning dew

It draws me in and swings me out

This the type of music I’m talking about

Making me dance the night away

Making me twist, shout and sway

The feeling I feel is like no other

Moving like a hot skillet with creamy butter

I juke and dance like a madman’s pants

Then I up and ran with this exciting band

As the bootleggers chased us into the woods

Down in the bayou where the roasters roost

Where the snakes come out and give you a boost

We run and run with our lives on the line

Just to jump in boggy water at the drop of a dime

This adventurous night is far from over

Till the sun rises west and makes the night turn older

Those bootleggers said with a loud shout

“Bring my money fo I shoot ya light out”

I ran and ran cause they can’t catch me

Till I ran into some cops trying to arrest me

Took me down to county 15 miles up the road

On the way there we ran over a toad

Slick, sticky mess turned the cop car over

I didn’t care cause I was outta there

Running to the sun way down in the bayou


Posted by on August 30, 2009 in Humor, Poems of Expression


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7 responses to “Down in the Bayou

  1. lenavanelslander

    September 1, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Excellent picture with a more than charming poem with it. Very fond of it … thank you for posting!

  2. Alisa

    September 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Loving the imagery. Just a carefree person juking the night away in the bayou. Reminds me of the 1930’s, dirt roads, old cop cars, and when bank robbers were heroes. Loved the poem!

  3. azotuscafe

    September 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Nicely done. I normally don;t like a ryhming scheme..but you made it work with an easy flow.

  4. Alex L.

    September 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Love this one. The constant flow just blooms pretty much every aspect.

  5. Mary Weathers

    September 7, 2009 at 1:45 am

    I’m very proud of my son. Very creative piece.

  6. younganddelirious

    September 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Simply beautiful, its like a vivid picture right before my eyes.


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