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Rockers in Rockers

The Steely Shooters are coming to town to play us some of their hits, They used to stand like gods to us before they called it quits. That was twenty years ago but now they are back together, They’re picking up their guitars and strapping on their leather. We have to go and see them play to recapture a piece of our youth, To hear them strum and pound away while singing words of truth. I hope that they play “Sham Slammers,” a song I can’t replace, That was on the radio the very first time that I got to second base. And I remember you and me out dancing to the “Horrible Hop.” We probably would have kept right on if they hadn’t made us stop. So let’s get a pair of tickets and go down to the arena and see, We’ll have to pay an exorbitant price; they don’t give them out for free. I think I have some concert shirts that I packed away with care, That was quite a while ago, I hope that they’re a size that I can wear. We should take along some earplugs in case they play “Jacob’s Spear” We’ll have to go to work the next day and we’ll certainly need to hear. Let’s get the kids a sitter and then we’ll be ready to rock, Oh, wait, it says right here that they won’t play until nine o’clock. Ooo, that’s a little too late for me, I’ve got an early morning meeting, I’m a bear when I don’t get my sleep I don’t think that needs repeating. Well, let’s just stay at home and watch them, I’ll get their concert DVD, We can wear our too tight t-shirts and dance in front of our TV. We can send the kids on up to bed and then we’ll own the place, And when they play “Sham Slammers,” I’ll see if I can steal another base.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2011 2:11:00 PM
    LOL, great fun and very witty

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 10:06:00 PM
    Nostalgic and fun Tony, takes me back a few years when I went to these events.

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 5:12:00 PM
    live in the past, remember the best, dont have to ask, for we were the blest, the music was fast, first base was the test, onetime

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 4:15:00 PM
    a fantastic write Tony.. luv the visual delights in these couplet lines luv.. so u are a ninja at heart? my kinda guy.. my hubbie just got into dressing up for a romantic event.. flaorful and fun..luv..thankxxx for all your amazing comments luv..

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 1:42:00 PM
    Good old golden oldie. Speaking of comebacks, my son, a clarinetist just finished playing a concert and a recording with The Grateful Dead. He had a lot of fun. Enjoyed. daver

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 12:42:00 PM
    Wonderfully interesting poetry today Tony. Thank you for your kind comments my friend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 12:13:00 PM
    You're so funny, Tony! I haven't heard of the "Steely Shooters" but this made me think of bands like Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones that continue to play as they get older. Perhaps the bands and those who go to see them are both trying to recapture some of their lost youth. (If you have kids, you've made it to home plate.) LOL Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 9:44:00 AM
    You sound just like us when we want to go and see something, I think we always decide its too late or too expensive and it will be on the TV sometime. Loved it xx

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Hi Tony-Not familiar with any names or titles but no matter took me back to my own memories.Loved the rhythm,and sense of fun.Thoroughly enjoyed it.Thank you. Love Sylvia-June to Soup friends.

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Tony was this the hippie age when the flower children were out? What a beautiful goofy poem. Loved it, gonna go check out my old cloths, I wanna dance too. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 5:39:00 AM
    Hope you did manage to steal that base! Mind you hearing the "Sham Slammers" live is something a DVD can never replace! Glad you also have similar picnics in Ohio! Ours are a real ripper mate!

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 5:07:00 AM
    Wow..Tony..this is your walk down memory "lane" poem, right? This was nostalgically fun and my only prayer is that u can still fit into your old concert Tee. With the price of concert Tshirts, ewww!! Liked this upbeat rhyme! ..I totally 4got about that movie u has the most horrific scenes of what hell could be like...can't get those images out of my mind! Thanks for stoppin by. Gwendolen