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Jitterbug
« on: May 08, 2014, 06:13:39 PM »
Jitterbug

Ha, ha, ha, he laughed with a crooked and jaunty smile
   And he picked up a lantern and he danced for a mile
A jitterbug of a lanky juke and a jive
   That manifested to the world that he was very much alive

He went and cast a glowing and cheerful light
   On a landscape of tarnish, muck and blight
And whatever the world threw
   He could gather it up and make a savory stew

He’d grin an awry and toothy grin
   And wipe the dribble off of his stubbly chin
Those in the know would give him a contemptuous glare
   To show such unbridled grace was much to much to bare

The world was a serious place
   And it was a sin to throw such merriment into it’s somber face.
To show such gleeful contempt for societies ebb and flow
   Just went to show that he was not a fellow in the know

But still he’d shimmy and still he’d shake
   Singing a loud jangling tune in his asymmetric wake
He’d give them nary a second thought
   And pooh-pooh their world view and their dourer plot

With a jump down low and a graceless wiggle
   And an off colored joke that was said with a snigger
He’d croon his off kilter sirens song
   To those of us who would love to come along

He’d give us the chance to throw off the yoke
   And join in on the great and cosmic joke
That the universe is an amazing and uncompromising joint
   So finding the joy in the dance is really the only point

You’re time in the throng is shallow and brief
   But to below and giggle will bring colossal relief
It will lance societies boil of conformity
   And release your joyous and wobble deformity.

So find your special tune
   Go out into the street at the crack of noon
Throw your voice into the fray
   And let your distinctive and sonorous chorus squeak and play

It’s about the jitterbug, the giggle and the song
   It will grease the rails and make them a little less long
So laugh with a crooked and jaunty smile
   Light your lantern and dance that joyous mile.


 

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