Saturday, April 25, 2015

twenty bucks

worn guitar still
resonate and ringing
steady thumping bass

bar stool beer pitcher
filling slow
crumpled bills n'change
singing for tips

song titles yelled out
as the last tune ends

singer leans in close
"nothing says request
like twenty bucks"

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Smiles. Perfect line!

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  2. Well, somehow he has to earn his beer money, I guess. Smiles.

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  3. i liked the sounds you incorporated in this poem

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  4. absolutely wonderful and I think I was there in my younger years....enjoying the music as someone else put the "bread in the jar"

    Donna@LivingFfromHappiness

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  5. Oh yes.. Never forget a singer has to earn his living too. Very nice atmosphere here.

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  6. indeed, hard to make a living through music.

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  7. Sharp and neat - precise and nuggety! Like poetry should be... Good stuff! with Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  8. haha - love that last bit..$20 bucks says a lot..thanks for the laugh..

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  9. Haha! Of course artists like performers need to earn too. :) He deserves some beer after those strumming

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  10. Yup! I always started my jar with a 10 spot. :-)
    ZQ

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  11. Very cool. I am there - and have been: many, many times in my long life. Ha!

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  12. Very well crafted.. brings a smile, though a trifle sad one.

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  13. I love Seasick Steve...couldn't help but think of him as I read

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  14. Brother Ollie,

    I love knowing that the Tired Monk, occasionally finds a lighter moment in his day. Playing guitar and making a little bit of money, while doing something enjoyable, is very uplifting. Music brings such pleasure, to both the audience and the musician, even without the Twenty Bucks:)
    Eileen

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