Cell Block 7

Cell Block 7

A Poem by Gomer LePoet

in da cage


Cell Block 7

yeah crank those super tweeters

let me feel the burning in my ears

I've been locked away in prison

for almost twenty-three years

they searched here and everywhere

trying to find my soul

but it was locked in my memory

that was the one thing they never stole

so now I'm free from the proding

no more bend it over and spread

they thought they were messing with me

but they had no idea what was in my head

I was jammin with Joe Bonamassa

and Eric C. sometimes came too

the only bending was on the 16th fret

triple harmonies screaming into the blue

wash those shirts dig that dirt

rake the garden get all the weeds

they didn't realize I was getting good stuff

the kind with really big seeds

so when they threw me to the floor

and yelled see how you like cell block 7

I just grinned from ear to ear

they had no idea I was heading to heaven

yeah they tried to take my dignity

they were just wasting their time

I wasn't going anywhere inside my head

I was busy looking for a line to rhyme

Gomer LePoet ....

© 2011 Gomer LePoet

Author's Note

Gomer LePoet
inspired by the cooking guitar of Joe Bonamassa on his song Cell Block 7

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Great poem inspired.. cell blcok 7 sounds like the cell to be in if you have to be in a cell.. Enjoyed!


Posted 9 Years Ago

You have fashioned a powerful image, very good no not good but great

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Oh Magoooooooo you've done it again...of course I had to go to youtube and check this out..lol You've done this well...very creative
Flow is great

wash those shirts dig that dirt
rake the garden get all the weeds
they didn't realize I was getting good stuff
the kind with really big seeds


Loved the last stanza too..perfect ending

Posted 9 Years Ago

You are so very creative, so good to see you still writing! Another great lyrics, such a special blues melancholy, I love this line, "triple harmonies screaming into the blue".

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a great piece that shows the power of the mind. It will do almost anything to survive and get us through those times when we think we can't handle it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A most delicate and intrict piece, it flows perfectly and wells the emotions of loss in all readers, well done, great read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 29, 2011
Last Updated on August 29, 2011


Gomer LePoet
Gomer LePoet

Tampa, FL

I am a former IT Manager/Consultant working for many Fortune 500 companies, mainly in the Banking, Telecommunications industry. I am also a part time musician, playing guitars and keyboards and writ.. more..


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