A Poem by Kimberly Ellis

A poem about Janis Joplin


Radiant candles fill the room already laid in darkness

with the softest of soothing lights dancing gently;

the spicy smell of incense burns and swirls 

bluesy musical notes fill the smoky spaces all around her

swaying back and forth in a hypnotic trance;

she moves with the strums of the guitars, the beats of the drums;

she sings with the heart of a lion and the deep wounds of a lamb.

You can see the pain in her face

replaced with a smile of a romantic dreamer

as she reaches her favorite part of the same old song she sings every night 

the smile spreads to deep infection that only she could spread;

her dancing body is adorned with colorful feather boas

and treasures of beads, gold and silver. 


The crowd shakes and shimmies 

as the queen casts her charms upon them,

leaving them breathless and begging.


A tormented woman with her own unique brew of spirit and soul, spit and vinegar;

she grips the microphone for dearest life and gives this all to you willingly,

perched atop the stage of her life; she will be still your rock and roll beating heart

when she sings and wails and tells you to just "Break it.., just..break it! "

"Have another little piece of my heart now baby.."

a cheshire cat smile washing over her face as she belts it out again:

"Cus you know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.."

© 2012 Kimberly Ellis

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Last stanza has qoutes from a song i know...
Awesome write : )

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Added on September 8, 2012
Last Updated on October 25, 2012
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