Set'm Up Joe

Set'm Up Joe

A Story by Cherrie Palmer
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The changes in the sky. -Maybe-

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"Set'm up Joe," said the Moon.

"What'll ya have?" Old Joe coos.

"Suprise me, but serve it neat."

He slowed sipped his nightly drink.

Then swinging doors began to creak, and in popped the Sun, 'toot sweet'.

"Well, come on in, ya ole-space-dog. Looks like you got the Moon on the dodge."

"Serve me something red and fast." Then he drained the cup and wiped his head.

The East Wind settled down, entering from the end of town. "Give me a sup of lavender's best. Cause I'm fighting with the West Wind, and brother, you can guess the rest."

"Last call." Joe decrees and in waltzes the Southern Breeze. Now time did stall as she blew by, for rare is her passing and what a sweet surprise.


© 2022 Cherrie Palmer


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Just can't help loving the very last line. --- This was such a fun read, out of the norm and that was a pleasure. Thanks!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

This was fun. Bill wanted a poem about the sky and its changing nature. The idea popped into my hea.. read more
Nobody's playing "Walking the Floor". :) They need a jukebox in this bar. This was very different. It's kind of like a scene from an educational kid's show. My little one watches Let's Go Luna on PBS, a story all about the moon and the places she travels all over the globe. Sometimes the moon dresses up like a cowboy in the show but they haven't been going to bars just yet, thank goodness. (smile) I enjoyed the read. F.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

I haven't got to see Luna but it sounds like something my grandson would like.
The title of this write reminded me of an old song, called set em up joe,
I enjoyed this write, nicely written

Posted 4 Months Ago


nice write clearly written and the flow is great of the poem keep up the good work

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Thank you Jennifer. I guess I missed this review. Thank you
Ha, ha! Nice ending. I can just see an old west saloon and the cowboys gathering just before closing. Well written. Very imaginative. Love it.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

:) thank you
Wow!! Not at all what I expected! What a sweet surprise!!! Unique and original. Funny. Well written in rhyme and form. I'm amazed! Yesterday I was thinking about setting up a library and this will be the first one I put in it. I love it!!!!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

I'm glad you like it. Once the idea popped into my head I wanted to give it a try.
William Michael Reeves

4 Months Ago

I just read it again and I really like how it's part story part poem. Didn't go with glass mug or ch.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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