it's just another song sung blue (or jukebox rejection)

it's just another song sung blue (or jukebox rejection)

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


it's just another song sung blue (or jukebox rejection)

 

 

i asked you to love me

and you politely declined

 

so i searched for another dance 

but never got into rhythm

 

i was still moving

to the thought of you

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/4/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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J,
Don't seem to matter a whole lot seeing the partners usually aren't using the same moves in todays style of dance . . . at least it was that way when I hit the roadhouse!
I like your ending here . . . I often thought . . . just who am I dancing with? My original partner or someone else?!
T

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

i just close my eyes and keep dancing....
:)))
thank you, T.
j.
J., this poem reminds me of listening to the radio alone on a long drive, but imagining myself in another place with a favorite person and music, unable to remember the last song that played and the last exit I passed. We move to the thought of others, sometimes when physically moving in another direction.

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

yes, we move on....but when i hear an oldie it is weird...a song i had heard so many times, and yet .. read more
Sometimes the most simplest of thoughts can convey volumes of thought. This is one of them. A kaleidoscope of thoughts, wishes and what ifs that has played on a jukebox we have all known.

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

i appreciate this review, Lorry...because i often wonder if i am too obscure to make any sense.
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Lorry

10 Months Ago

I know how that one goes too Jacob. A lot of the words i use i forget are Scots words, or specifical.. read more
Aw, you have been listening to Neil Diamond as I have this week. Short poem, so much feeling in it. So much pathos. Very moving to read.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

I love Neil...but one thing that bothered me was how he got all glitter like Vegas...especially when.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

10 Months Ago

He is a great artist and I don't really mind how he dresses. You are right about that background mus.. read more
Ah sad, when that happens Jacob.

Maybe she just didn't like the way you danced ...


Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

must be, Stella,
must be.
thank you,
j.
Those "polite declines" hurt worse than a slap.
Still, some dancers can't be replaced.
All too familiar, MR. J.

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

thank you for your words, FJ...
j.
We always want the one we can't have, isn't that the truth? Great metaphor. Some move to the thought of another for a lifetime. Lydi**

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

thank you, Lydi,
j.
...as the music died, every school dance ever, lol,

Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

and the boys all sat up in the bleachers in the gym, while the girls danced...
j.
Blimey Jacob this rejuvenated me to a nneteen yearl old when I qrote the following qhich popped into my head while reading A girl I've found
So full of grace
I love her profound
Not just her face
Nice to feel that young blood while reading your verse, coursing through my system



Posted 10 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

i love it when a poem may inspire a poem...
at that age...yes, i remember too...she was full .. read more

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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