Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

(A Tribute to George Gershwin)

Music was the livelihood of many musicians

motherhood

became

a factor behind many songs written for conditions

brothers

sisters

became song misers, with new, creative editions

singing

together

became common as new songs came out in renditions

changing

partners

become more common as life created new provisions

stalking

happened

as life was corrupt, politics had its suspicions

bootleg

alcohol

opened up in prohibition, through definitions

dancing

dress-up

brought out new dances to romance for submissions

Charleston

became

a home to new dances of songs made for dream flowing

relishing

music

in song or big band sounds created overflowing

romance

springing

up as a popular routine left folks glowing

traveling

therefore

included music from all times, and easygoing

vacations

included

music and dancing that seemed to be more controlling

family

festivities

were warm and including singing, to be outgoing

politics

heated

up as Roosevelt brought the new deal as ongoing

warring

factions

wanted to own the world, as they began exploding

musical

patterns

formed in a world that was getting set on paths behind

musicals

performed

by some of the best bands and singers, were on the mind

movies

starring

singers and bands were driven into our minds entwined

Kelly

Astaire

were dancing to Gershwin’s tunes till they became opined

passions

stirring

caused fights over gals, that men were drawn to and aligned

drinking

offered

a way out of reality, girls gave relief in kind

melodies

displayed

unusual rhythms, ragtime and dixieland were primed

divorces

rising

up took the world by storm, and are always ill-timed

moderate

melodic

overtures came to be well within our pure delight

piano

reverie

opened new horizons to a path to appetite

cartoon

animation

opened doors to novel ideas, and human’s light

fantasy

opened

doors to envision dreams of a creative space flight

daring

rescues

led us down a path to searching for living insight

rhapsodies

allowed

us to see behind what we wanted as foresight

feeling

blue-some

gave us new ways to recognize and enhance our hindsight.

(c) February 22, 2019 by PBM

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