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Grandma Was Dancing

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Grandma Was Dancing

She was a tappin' to the tunes...
of those Mississippi blues...
step-pin' out, in her white...
Pat-en-leather shoes,

We were a watchin' her a prancin',
all through the kitchen, dancin'...
for she was so...hot & sizzlin'...
hummin' to those Mississippi tunes...

Funny curlers too, upon...
her head...for a new... Hair dew,...
she was, a swirlin'-in that bakers apron,
when her head...star-ted a bobbin' to...
those Mississip-pi blues,

'Pots were a knockin'...
Grandma a sockin' down all she brews,
while that kettle there was whistlin',
in har-mo-ny, with them good ole...
good ole...mississip-pi moves,'

That floor there, was a bouncin'
holdin' hands we were a jumpin',
an-a hoppin' In the kitchen, to those...
                  sounds ...
Where Grandma's feet were a stompin',
In her new...New-white-sexy-pat-en-
leather-shoes...
(ya hoo)

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  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:44:00 AM

    Hi Perry, here's the answer to your question.... how to favorite a poem.... look above the title,,,, view all the tiny links above the poem... you will find buttons you can click on.... starting with FORM: scan the side. you will view the favorite poet & favorite poem button....... I came to this poem, cause I Favorited the first time i read the poem... it was beautiful and delightful read. even though it had me missing my grandmother.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:44:00 AM

    This would do well as lyrics. You had me a-bobbin' here with Grandma. Well done, Perry. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 8:27:00 PM

    This was a delightful write, Perry! I could easily picture the scene in my head. Great work! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 1:33:00 PM

    lovely, and I will say beautiful. a lovely free verse. the imagery, was amazing. Linda