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Puttin On The Ritz

Kevin Solomon 9/9/2015 The Lion and the Crown Cobalt blue goblet and the spangled gown Black tie and high browns Puttin on the Ritz Flappers dancing the Charleston Jazz by Count Basie and Duke Ellington Crazy dance moves like the Black Bottom, the Shimmy and the Turkey Trot And the Cake Walk The Tango and the Bunny Hop The Fox Trot and the Lindy Hop Roaring cars filling the crowded streets Zoot suits and reap pleats Wide leg Oxford Bags and cuffed trousers Waistcoats, suspenders, bow-ties and knickerbockers Ladies wearing make-up, bobbed hair, short fringed skirts and drinking Bright colored sweaters, patent-leather hair, feather head bands and smoking The glitz of New York Not the grime of Detroit Superstars Forgetting who their real friends are Blinded by the glitter and gleam Forgetting you are only a human being Going where Harlem flits No guts no grits The fancy rich and famous showing their glitz Forget about the misfits And come on down to the Ritz

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Date: 9/13/2015 9:44:00 PM
Hi KEVIN.. this is a powerful, well constructed write, that I enjoyed reading today! I want to WELCOME you to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. I read a lot of poems and I'm looking forward to checking out more of your works. PS.. If you have a moment, check out my poems as well. I'm looking forward to becoming friends with those who do (Iron sharpens Iron).. Talk soon, LYRIC
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Date: 9/12/2015 1:26:00 PM
- Kevin, a very well written poem ! - I welcome you with your first poems here on P- Soup - Good luck ..... have fun :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/10/2015 1:07:00 PM
Hi Kevin, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 9/10/2015 12:29:00 PM
Kevin, WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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