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Barry Cowsill leaving

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Barry Cowsill leaving

 
      A friend , a poet , a music Man , The Cowsills 
      remembering the song "hair" on the radio as a 5 yr old.
      As fate brought us together one day in New Orleans 
      Barry Cowsill  the hidden artist yet well known .

      Adoring your eyes and smile , hat , the look when you asked me ..
      "do you remember the Cowsills ? " as I then began to sing ..
     "long ,beautiful Hair,  Flaxen , waxen blacksen " Hair ! Oh daddy daddy " 
      his life and smile , his love , imagining  me for a while , yes ..in love.

     My Friend met his fate  passionate , his Legacy , bravely refusing evacuation 
     Katrina , a storm too strong for even An artist with a guitar , my love fallen
     Remembered now by all , for his remains were found under a bridge , 
     The Oyster poor boys , The zydeco to blues , Barry,  too great for Our World .
     Remembering the Jazz festival,  memories,  torn in my mind yet left behind ,

     Barry Cowsill , when I leave this World , will you come and bring me to yours ?

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:16:00 AM

    I enjoyed this Nastalgia piece, congrats.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just noticed a typo in the word Cowsill ! Oh Noo..I need a editor to follow me around ! Forgive me Barry , I know you know ! Thank you very much Richard .
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Richard , always humbled by your visits & reading my poems ! S.R.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:10:00 AM

    I remember going to see the play in Boston in the 70's. Those memories are extra special for you--thank you for sharing them.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig , Thank-you ..I would have loved to see that play ! I know you can go to YouTube and watch the" Hair " video , and it's very good. I always found it funny , The Partridge Family " was suppose to be "The Cowsills " they based the whole show about them , to a degree!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:21:00 AM

    a lovely poem, congrats SR.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you , I appreciate your visit and reading my poetry ~
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:24:00 PM

    oh my goodness, did he die in that terrible flood? How sad!! Yes, I remember that song, the gold flaxen hair down to there!!! What memories. Congrats on your win. very original entry to the contest.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I should say Sister "Susan " as well, Beautiful as ever ! I have not met her , yet Barry talked about his sister so much , If I am honored with her reading this , or meeting ..I want that girl to know, she does already !!
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Andrea , yes ..he loved the Quarter , he played regular gigs there with his band , not the other brothers . An amazing Guitar player, captivating . He just wanted to be alone not so famous. In the end , I understand why he did not leave . ;) SR.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:24:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win, Shanity

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Dr. I adore the fact you encourage everyone too write. Smiles ! SR
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:36:00 PM

    A lovely wining tribute ...congratulations

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Donna, I love all kinds of Music , I find myself always going to the 60's , 70's ..the writers ! We still have them , back then it was a tad different!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:33:00 PM

    what a lovely tribute poem...love your take on the theme...congrats on your fine win! :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Sandra , I love your visits !! S.R.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:37:00 PM

    Shanity, you put so much energy and life into your writing. Thank you for sharing this experience. I remember the Cowsills and so sorry to hear of his tragic end. Well done :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 11/13/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Karen , I 'm sorry anyone finds out this way, yet ..for the years he went missing , I knew he was gone. I felt him go. That storm was one I will never forget .Love to you Karen , S.R.
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 7:34:00 AM

    Beautiful tribute. I remember the Cowsills, and this poem brought back memories.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/21/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love that name !! It was a Musician named "Alligator " from Monterey Bay , whom travelled with me to see his friend and once a band member of his, This is how we met . In great respect for his beautiful lady then , she being a DJ on the radio, and 2 beautiful children ! I remember singing in French and rocking this little Cajun girl !! May God Bless them ..
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/20/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you my sweet friend !
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 3:28:00 PM

    I didn't know what happened to him... A sad ending.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/18/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am sorry you found out through poem , He was a lover of his Art , Music , and wanted to be hidden in N.O. , he just did not want any public knowing him, he said "Reporters' keep calling me, and I have to change my number ' However , to be honored now, I am sure he would love. Thank-you so much for caring ~
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:55:00 AM

    - B.C. would have loved this poem .... it's so beautiful, Shanity !!! - Well done, tribute !!! - <3 - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/17/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Anne Lise, he would have adored you !! Being the fabulous artist you are , he was so ...'no word I can think of good enough "
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 5:11:00 PM

    very beautifully penned piece

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/17/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you Liam , you have one of those beautiful smiles as well ~
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:48:00 PM

    a beautiful tribute. full of wonder and warmth. =)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/16/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you my sweet angel from down under. I was just having a Anxiety attack , The person I room with ,sharing too much !! Ok If you go to Facebook "Legalized Kidnapping by shanity rain " I will add you and we can chat !! All my friends can do this .
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:48:00 AM

    heartfelt remembrance and tribute to the angel in your eyes, Shanity

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain Date: 10/16/2013 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank-you my Doctor, It was an Innocent crush on a man .. Loved by many . I remember him through poems . You are my sweet friend .