Below is the poem entitled leaving time which was written by poet
Baldwin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Sung to the hymn of “The yellow rose of Texas”
I was cursing down the road
tired and all a lone
just a passing through ole` Oklahome
So I shut down and pulled in-
to this old run down joint
I went in through the back door
and I got myself a beer
I was sitting at the bar feeling mighty tired
When I noticed this GOGO dancer looking right at me
She came up to greet me, and said her name was Bee
Well, my that GOGO dancer she sure looked good to me
She looked to be bread in ole` Kentucky
But just a crumb down here
She’s knocked kneed double jointed
with a cauliflowered ear.
She smokes them white owl stogies
and drinks them rum and sodies
I see her habits are quite brutal
in bed she’ll be Apple strudel
Well now that GOGO dancer she looks good to me….
I think it’s best time for leaving
Or in the morning I’ll be a grieving
MY O MY THAT GOGO DANCER
SURE DID LOOK GOOD TO ME!!!!!!!