To the River

To the River

A Chapter by Dave Brown



When I went down to the river

Where she had told me

Don’t you go getting your feet wet

Don’t go get swept out to sea


The trains, they won’t take you there

And the horses, don’t go there no more

Cuz that rushin water guna grab you

And pull you way off shore


There won’t be no music there

Cuz you got yourself upset

There won’t be no people dancin there

Which is something you’ll regret


Come back where you should be

If there’s no one wants you, I do

We can dance neath the moon

And you can do your guitar too


You can play jazz and blues

We can do rock and roll

We can sing every song we know

And share them in our soul


© 2021 Dave Brown

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Wise woman dragging you away from that angry river. Not safe. Much better to rock and roll and live it up with all those old songs :) Happy days Dave.


Posted 2 Months Ago

Dave Brown

2 Months Ago

Hope you have warmed up a bit and had a chance to do however dressed gardening
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Too windy to garden yesterday. Horrible weather for the rest of the week. Par for the course at this.. read more
Wonderful imagery, and I love the twang!!! Well she warned ya now!! Glad you listened!!
Best, B

Posted 2 Months Ago

Dave Brown

2 Months Ago

I'm pretty sure he paid attention
Hope all is good and thanks for stopping by
Betty Hermelee

2 Months Ago

Of course, I love your work!
This poem reminds me of a song but damn if I can remember the song at the moment.

I love the sentiment and images painted in this poem. Come home for I love you

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

stay away from that river
dearest Dave... your poem reminds me of the Play, "Porgy and Bess".
There is a River Scene in the Play and it also rained in the Huge Circus Tent where there was a Theatre
in the Round. The Old Circus Tent had holes in it and when it poured Rain
in the sequence of the Play; it also Rained outside and people had brought Umbrellas with them as it was raining outside when we entered the Tent.
It was awesome... as they temporarily stopped the Play until the Rain subsided.
That was in Rockville, Maryland in 1969 at Shady Grove Music Fair. They have since built a Brick Building.
A sad, but lovely story where Bess went off with Sportin Life (a Jazz singer) to New York.
Wow... what a Poem you have shared with us. truly, Pat. p.s. Porgy sings "Bess.. you are my Woman"!
note: Porgy was in a Wheel Chair.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

that is a terrific commentary you have offered
We are so used to rain here that I can picture.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

Thank you Dave... you are a Scholar and a Gentleman. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
gen.. read more

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