Jungle Love

Jungle Love

A Poem by Samuel Dickens
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In a jungle juke joint, they're really jivin'!

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Down in darkest jungle, the Congo Club was hoppin’

Moving to that crazy beat, the dancers were be-boppin’

Who would dance with Helen, her hippo hips a’shakin’?

Only Melvin Monkey, (He had no fear of breakin’)

They did the mashed potato and frisky Charleston, too

Then set their feet afire and kicked away their shoes

Melvin started groovin’ to that funky jungle beat

And spun his dancing partner on her big ol’ hippo feet

Showin’ off his muscles, and manly monkey flare

Melvin tossed big Helen right up into the air

Not floating like a feather, but falling like a stone

Helen fell on Melvin, breaking all his bones

Dancing is ok, I guess, but love is all that matters

Now Melvin lies in traction while Helen peels his 'nanners

© 2018 Samuel Dickens


Author's Note

Samuel Dickens
I don't have a clue where this came from.

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Hey Sam. Ever listen to Louis Jordan? Well I think his spirit jumped into you when you were writing this. I really loved this and I think it's because every now and then I get a Louis Prima or a Muddy Waters or a Louis Jordan visit and write something completely silly and random and sit and wonder where the heck it came from. Great stuff. This is really so Louis Jordan-ish that I have no doubt you are a fan or his spirit possessed you. I love it!

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Where ever it came from it is quite funny
There are a few sizeable souls around here that I would not enjoy landing on me
Enjoying your poems


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Glad you like it.
I Wanted very much to read your poem after reading you wonderful stories. You really know how to spring a surprise on your readers. Poor Melvin!! I hope he completely recovered by now and ready for dancing again! Your poem is great just like your stories!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed the poem.
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Reading your writings is always a delightful experience.
Laughing. Just laughing. Silliness at its finest:

"Now Melvin lies in traction while Helen peels his 'nanners"




Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Yes, I can be quite silly. (Got it from Dad)
So fun & funny & with a palpable jungle beat that carries thru-out! I LOVE THIS POEM!!! I love the playfulness, vivid word pictures, remembrances of different dances, it's all good. I love that the dancers are various animals, all well-portrayed with playfulness. Great job! *laughing*

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

4 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad it made you laugh.
Sounds like Old Jack Sprat and Mama Cass had a Congo meeting. L0L

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

5 Years Ago

Thanks, Kate.
Inspiration matters not, the product does. And the proof in the banana pudding.

I laughed at this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

7 Years Ago

Thanks, Kenneth. If it gave you a laugh, my goal is accomplished.
Kenneth The Poet

7 Years Ago

No problem at all.
'nanners.................. brings back memories of Disney's animation, the Jungle Book. This is "fun lovin'" writing, there should be more of this kind of delight and humor in out media world. 'nanners he says.......

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

7 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked. Gotta love those nanners.
roarke

7 Years Ago

put yer dentures back in.... hahahahaahaa
Ha! I could picture Helen shaking her *ss! True love. ~sigh~ I don't care where it comes from, just keep the spigot cranked! Always love it when you make me laugh, Sam! Angi~

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

7 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Angi.
Wow ! That must be why they call it break dancing ? Cause so done broked everything in him - and yah she better peel his nanners and other stuff affers all that ! :)

I head of the mashed potato dance from Disney's cartoon show, "The Replacements."

Do you really lie on your back to do it ?


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dw817

7 Years Ago

There ya go ! I've got this crazy dance I can still do. I need really busy techno rock music to do i.. read more
Samuel Dickens

7 Years Ago

Help, I need a chiropractor!
dw817

7 Years Ago

Aww c'mon, ya can be my dance partner, it's easy ! *Evil Grin !*
Clue or not, this was a really fun piece, Sam!
What's a few broken bones when it comes to love and 'nanners? :D

Whimsical folly. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Samuel Dickens

7 Years Ago

Glad you enjoy my silliness.

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