Paid in Blues

Bessie Smith, February 3rd 1936

BLUES PAID THOSE BILLS.. SENT A BEAT.. MAKE FOLKS SMILE.. TAP THOSE FEET.. Bessie Smith, February 3rd 1936 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World over heard battle rattle poison atom bombs.. threats double bluff trouble.. killers without qualms.. yelled proud false or never mind.. medals rags and shoes.. glamor never happens pain is always ‘Paid in Blues’..

Overseas rain some disease mind is on the day.. when ‘short’ turns to ship out.. home to my love to stay.. salty tears blood wetter weeping from the heart.. she just wanted someone.. tore me all apart..

Understand makes rough and tough attend mostly in need.. this land has enough to lend a hand to heal and feed.. world over a living home.. reported in the news.. look to riding rainbows.. sung a song.. ‘Paid in Blues’..

Demonstrations cross each nation voice of poor and rich.. some care some are greedy.. most just want to bitch.. wonder will not blunder if found in a dream.. careful now take it make as that engine chugs and steams..

Feel a note full blue with love sung from my gut.. melody love melody.. blues folks hear that cut.. deep below all submarines.. under props and screws.. dreams are stored for future times bill is ‘Paid in Blues’

Quote for this day.. Help must be given in strength and certainty for a helper in weakness is nothing more than another need.. Peace Tony


About cryinforthedyin

I write philosophy and poetry. I postulate solutions for problems..I find similiar things in history to compare to present day, hoping to find a solution to the seemingly difficult task of giving and receiving love. I play music. Blues harp, piano, guitar, electric and acoustic. I sing..I love to sing..Peace Tony
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