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Visitation Blues: In the Custody key of “G”

19 Jan

[Jump in boy! We’re out of here. Hee Haw seventy-two hours. Whoa, hang on! You gotta get strapped in. Ouch! You little bugger! Don’t bite me again! It’s the law! Now hang on we’re about to leave Dodge.]

 G clef

I remember your Mama when she was young

Long brown hair and eyes of brown

Prettiest’ gal that you’d ever want to greet

Prettiest smile that you’d ever want to meet.

            But we’d play in the sun and played in the rain

            Never understanding what Love really mean’t

            Just playing those games over and over and over, and over again.

So, Jesse Boy, pack up your gear and don’t forget your cat in the hat too!

Papa’s got his bottle and you’ve got new shoes.

We’re heading for the jeep truck, ride’n in the jeep truck,

Getting’ them ole visitation blues.

 

            Hello Ms. So and so or have you changed your name

            This ole boy is back in town once again

            Don’t call the police or your best friend

            I’ll have back in town as soon as I can.

So, Jesse Boy, pack up your gear and don’t forget your cat in the hat too!

Papa’s got his bottle and you’ve got new shoes.

We’re heading for the jeep truck, ride’n in the jeep truck,

Getting’ them ole visitation blues.

 

            You want to go to the mountains and sigh in the clouds?

            Unpack our gear and maybe sing out loud?

            No road nor dream will ever be far

            As long as you and I can smile …     at who we are.

So, Jesse Boy, pack up your gear…     G clef

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6 Comments

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Children, Existential, Father, Love, Outlaw, prose, Zen

 

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6 responses to “Visitation Blues: In the Custody key of “G”

  1. brian miller

    January 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    ha. nice….lyrical…i enjoy story telling song…the visitation blues…i used to monitor visitations for kids…not always fun…esp when the time was done…

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  2. Mary

    January 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    You’ve really set the scene and carried out the theme. I can picture this!

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  3. Sherry Blue Sky

    January 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Oh those visitation blues. I love the positive vibe in this, and the rhythm makes reading it a wonder. Loved it, kiddo!

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  4. Talon

    January 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    This was a delight to read. I could hear it as a song. The rhythm, the subject matter – just a wonderful piece.

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  5. dsnake1

    January 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    seriously, these words must have music to accompany them. it’s a crime not to. 🙂

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  6. poetrypea

    January 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    It does feel very lyrical. Adored the last four lines.

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