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Below is the poem entitled ROCKnROLL OLDIES NARRATIVE which was written by poet John Trusty. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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July 4, 1961

           Well HELLO MARY LOU, 

You won’t believe this but I just HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE that someone else was 
getting a DOUBLE SHOT OF MY BABYS’ LOVE. Right now TIME WON’T LET ME alone ever 
since I heard GLORIA saying please, BE MY BABY. I was just WALKIN’ THE DOG when I SAW 
HER STANDING THERE. She came right out and told me she would GIVE ME SOME LOVIN in 
the MIDNIGHT HOUR. She guaranteed we would feel JUST LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET; all I 
had to do was HOLD ON TIGHT. But I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, thanks to the warm 

I remember when I was playing the field; all I ever thought was WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN 
LOVE?  I’d give anything to get back to someone like sweet little SHEILA. You remember her 
don’t you?  OH DONNA, if your sister lets you read THE LETTER I wrote from SAN 
FRANSCICO, you know I’d be taking ROUTE 66 back to see that little BROWN EYED GIRL. 
Then maybe CUPID          can draw back his bow because until now this TRAVELING MAN 
has just been SINGIN’ THE BLUES.
I’ve got to find some kind of LOCOMOTION because WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE! 
Maybe I could hitch a ride with MUSTANG SALLY; you know I was BORN TO BE WILD if I’m 
thinking of asking her for a ride. Remember when you and I used to cruise down to 
SUNDAY afternoon. If it rained we kept time with the wipers and the RHYTHM OF THE RAIN. 
By the way, did you hear that BONEY MARONEY really did DO RON-RON after she drank that 
bottle of LOVE POTION # 9? I guess it is just another example of we really have to LOVE 
ONE ANOTHER because a little SUGARTIME  will go a long way towards making it a 
Poor LOUIE LOUIE  told everyone that I FOUGHT THE LAW after spending a few hours 
drinking down at MARGARITAVILLE, don’t believe him.  There are always two sides to every 
story and BLACK IS BLACK because THAT’LL BE THE DAY I’d be handcuffed by that CHAIN 

IT’S MY PARTY next weekend but it will be just ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT unless I can find 
a little RUNAWAY to be my DREAM LOVER. After all, what would a WORLD WITHOUT LOVE be 
like?   If I can’t hook up with her, DO YOU WANNA DANCE the LA BAMBA, or maybe LET’S 
TWIST AGAIN? We can do anything that you wanna do but LET’S DANCE to that hot little 
oldies band called THE RUNAWAYS.

            All my Loving,

*Written as a tribute to a local 50’s/60’s cover band called the “RUNAWAY’S” using their play 

Copyright © John Trusty

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  1. Date: 5/3/2010 4:27:00 PM
    You did it again! I can only imagine how challenging this is and you do such a wonderful job at it! I've done something a bit similar (I actually tried writing a poem out of the usernames of my other poetry group--it was hard!!!) Keep on writing--enjoyed this one again & hehe living in a tropical country where the sun's always shining--my bed's my best friend! haha

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 2:58:00 PM
    This is an awesome write John and u did a lot of research I can see even if from memory u nailed the tops songs of that era.. a great tribute and the oldies station in my area continues to spin these tunes.. that is how the generations continue to know how great those songs were and are.. enjoyed.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 8:49:00 AM
    Awesome, John. I think you've come up with a creative, unique style that is all your own in your last two narratives. So put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Let's Dance! Great work. (And I know some folks who spend way too much time in Margaritaville.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 7:34:00 AM
    enjoyed!! Rocking around the clock tonight!!

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 5:56:00 AM
    love it, only recognize a few of the songs, a wonderful read,..p.d.