Rapping the Blues

Rapping the Blues
(for Julie G.)

Have you ever felt blue?
Blue  like a Smurf,
I mean totally blue,
so blue that the blues
were all made for you?

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 Wittgenstein
that wise old man
gives the blues a rap.
He says anyone can
change his point of view
and stop feeling blue.
It all depends
on your point of view.

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He says “face the music,
take a chance,
teach yourself
to sing and dance.”

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“Don’t look in the mirror,
don’t look inside:
the things in there
are why you cried.
Take a look at life
from another side.”

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“Talk to yourself,
make the point:
don’t let your nose
get out of joint.”

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“Inside us all
there’s a trinity:
a you and a me
and a he and a she.
But three’s a crowd
when they shout out loud
even when they say
‘No Blues allowed.'”

But I’m telling you
what he said to me
and that’s the way
it’s gonna be.

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There’s a silver lining
to every cloud,
and when the sun shines
we sing out loud.

So dance in the rain
when you’re feeling blue
and make that sun
come shining through.

7 thoughts on “Rapping the Blues

  1. How fun, R! As I read it, one of the challenges/wonderful notions that happened was the intrusive introduction of Blues-related snippets that arrived unannounced and uninvited to the party. So, while I was reading your Blues-related lines, the following lines popped into my head. I was sorry/happy this happened!

    Too blue for blue Blue is the new black Blue on blue…on blue Monday blues every day of the week etc…

    Cheers, Chuck

    On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 9:44 AM, rogermoorepoetdotcom wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: “Rapping the Blues Have you ever felt blue? Blue > like a Smurf, I mean totally blue, so blue that the blues were all made for > you? Wittgenstein that wise old man gives the blues a rap. He says anyone > can change his point of view and stop feeling blue. It” >

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  2. Matisse wrote: “My ambition: to liberate colour, to make it serve both as form and content.” This has been the guiding light for someone, like me, who knows he cannot draw. I may well do a Blog on this idea, Jane. Thank you.

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  3. A lilt to this! I try not to be ‘blue’, at least not for long. I’ve rescued a lot of down times by just shrugging and saying ‘oh well’… Your drawings are very happy.

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