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Rock on, sailor of dreams.....

My cousin Dennis wasn't born like you or I.
But he came the way Creator intended, I suppose.
He walked and talked later than most,
But he always had rhythm.... uncanny... purposeful.

Now, any tennis racket or broom or rake could take on a whole new life
As a guitar, microphone, mic stand...but he prefers real guitars.
Real guitars mixed with far-away dreams of the spotlight, sand, girls.....

He likes cheeseburgers and a "pair-of-dice", and navigating his way through Margarita-ville.
He's a son of a son of a son of a sailor, and a son-of-a-gun to boot!!
Once the roadies break this set down, it's on to the next town.

Yeah, you can catch his show several times a day in his own back yard.
Cheap student guitar (from the clearance store) I gave him, on his hip
Oh, when the show's over he's humble enough to come down and shake your hand.
Just don't be surprised when he says "Pleased to meet ya! I'm Jimmy Buffett!!".

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  1. Date: 5/21/2010 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest"Thicker Than Water" Jim. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 8:14:00 PM
    Congrats on you #1 poem Jim,I love it!!!!Rick

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 7:41:00 PM
    Congratulations Jim. what a lovely guy you must be. 'A cheap student guitar' more like a gift of great worth... well done on all accounts...cheers margaret

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 5:42:00 PM
    What a wonderful story. Sounds like he touches lives every day. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE finish in Brian's contest!! Enjoy your big honor. Keep that pen flowing. Karen

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 11:15:00 AM
    Congrats, Jim. Great write.

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 9:44:00 AM
    Thank you, everyone!!!! my cousin is totally stoked we both won!!! thank you from him.....

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 8:26:00 AM
    This poem reveals much about your cousin and more about yourself. Congratulations to you and the judge for your first place win.. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 7:42:00 AM
    Congrats Jim on your first place win in Brian's contest with this wonderful story ... amazing.. enjoy your victory ...with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 7:05:00 AM
    Congratulations, Jim..what a wonderful poem of a brother and your tribute to him!

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 2:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in my contest Jim.Rgds Brian .If you care to soupmail me a forwarding address I'll airmail your prize.

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 9:51:00 AM
    Very cool Jim~I remember Jimmy Buffet is his favorite~What a cool tribute!!A top list finisher for sure~Rick

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 7:57:00 AM
    Thank you all for the feedback.... and thank you, Brian for having me. As far as writing is concerned, I just throw this junk together!! i feel sooooo honored y'all like it... I feel guilty that i don't have to sweat and agonize to get a finished product....Golly, I hope it lasts!!!

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 4:16:00 AM
    I can not tell you what it meant to me to be able to read your poetry today Jim. I wish you the best in your writing and hope each day takes you to greater heights in it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 1:01:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Jim.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:57:00 PM
    Very cute and lively dedication to your cousin. Enjoyed this read very much. Your love for him shines through. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:46:00 PM
    Doris..... yes, it's 100% true!! dennis is my younger 1st cousin..... he is his OWN man!!!!....... thanks!!

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 1:55:00 PM
    Very sweet poem, enjoyed reading. Is this based on a true person? some people do have a natural rhythm..