Guitar Man

Guitar Man

A Poem by john l smith
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golden hand

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Guitar Man

 

Vampire Igor played in a rock band

That travelled from town to town

Known as the man with the golden hand

Who couldn’t put his guitar down

 

Late at night he turned to fright

And chug-a-lugged beer after beer

Then went with his night vision sight  

And gobbled down anyone near

 

Night after night, at site after site

This routine he kept repeatin

Soon no one listened to the music he played

Cause the audience had all been eaten


© 2018 john l smith



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Great style, great metre/meter and a wonderful turn of witty words slip-sliding to a stand still and gawp finish. Love it!

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Thanks for visit Emmajoy
I have not heard 'gawp' being used previously
Great verb
Haha! This was unexpected! Lmao. Haha! This was cute. You have a gift to make me laugh, and hardly I laugh at poetry. See my smile? You almost got me doing the Chelsea smile. It's getting too painful to smile now! But I can't stop! Haha!

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Hello Sarah
Keep on smiling, it's supposed to be good for U
Thanks for visit
Da.. read more
Oh, I love a good laugh this time of year. In keeping with the Halloween spirit you've presented a wonderful read for the reader. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Hello Tamara
Thanks for visit
Glad you got a laugh
A song from the seventies by a band called BREAD by the same name. I think the guy who wrote this was named David Gates. You can hear the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVtdYKVXYhI
NO ONE WILL BE EATEN AFTER LISTENING TO THIS SONG...

Who draws the crowd
And plays so loud
Baby, it's the guitar man
Who's gonna steal the show
You know, baby
It's the guitar man

He can make you love
He can make you cry
He will bring you down
Then he'll get you high

Something keeps him going
Miles and miles a day
To find another place to play

Night after night
Who treats you right
Baby, it's the guitar man
Who's on the radio
You go listen to the guitar man

Then he comes to town
And you see his face
And you think you might
Like to take his place

Something keeps him drifting
Miles and miles away
Searching for the songs to play

Then you listen to the music
And you like to sing-along
You want to get the meaning
Out of each and every song

Then you find yourself a message
And some words
To call your own
And take them home

He can make you love
He can get you high
He will bring you down
Then he'll make
Make you cry

Something keeps him moving
But no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go

Then the lights begin to flicker
And the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter
And the crowds are getting thin

But he never seems to notice
He's just got to find
Another place to play

Any way
Got to play
Either way
Got to play



Posted 4 Months Ago


angel

4 Months Ago

Couldn't find any contact info. I found sites he was on, but no links.
john l smith

4 Months Ago

weird!!........
angel

4 Months Ago

Yeah, I'd love to find someone who needs lyrics. I am terrible at putting words to music, but I can .. read more
Ha-ha, you've made laugh again! At least Ozzy only ate a bat. Oh, and Alice bit a chicken's head off. (I'd forgot about that) Think I'll spin my old licorice pizzas when I get a yen for rock, and not get eaten.

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Hi Samuel
Yes, best be careful around drinking rockstars
Dave
LOVE THIS! I'm a halloween nut myself, so I love a good spooky whopper! Your rhyme & rhythm are strong as you tell this tale with good pacing, building up the suspense to a surprise ending that is well worded for laughs. Definitely pumped with originality, which is hard to do with so many writing along these lines lately! *smile* fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Thanks again Margie
Hope to keep pumping them out till the end of the month, although that ma.. read more
barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I've definitely been on a gory jag for a couple weeks now. Trying to take a break & write something .. read more
john l smith

4 Months Ago

I hear the hills have eyes, so it's possible you are being watched
Funny. A continuation of your Halloween theme. Keeping us entertained and smiling. Thank you John.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Thanks Chris
Hope I can make it through to the end of the month.
I keep thinking them .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Plenty of time left till 31st :))
Ha ha ha ha … just the right little ditty at that 'spooky'' time of the year! What was his backing group called - the Mutant Pumpkins? Nice one …. :-)

Posted 4 Months Ago


john l smith

4 Months Ago

Thanks Phill
There is a rumor that his group eventually suffered the same fate

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