Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Mood - a Challenge Poem

Black Was the Mood

Black was the mood back in '33
Stock market had crashed, Jimmy was born
Share cropper's son, potato's good year
Doctor's bill was paid, Jimmy's then 'free'
Dad had his Ford, Jimmy had grandma
Jimmy rode the package shelf, "ooga"
Mama did washing, Dad washed his Ford

Grandma died, Jimmy crashed

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Photo and Poem Copyright, ©  2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with the following Real Toads in the Imaginary Garden pages, each a challenge
 - FLASH 55 PLUS - a 55 word poem (I included my title words), my 'plus' is to relate to a color, I used "Black"
 - Time (The Revelator) - a tribute to song writer, Gillian Welch, I echoed her song, "Hard Times"
 - The Tuesday Platform - exact link TBD on Tuesday

Song, Hard  Times, written and sung by Gilliam Welch,
Video, from the Peter Bogdonavich film, Paper Moon (1973

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At Sunday, March 01, 2015 5:16:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A novel in a verse!

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 6:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a hard life.... poor Jimmy

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:17:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

Nice photo of the vintage car, black was & is still the mood ~ Enjoyed the story Jim ~ Have a good weekend ~

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

How sad. People survived and people crashed. Well done.

Thanks for your kind comment. It was a true story. There are angels among us.

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Jimmy had a rough time with black.

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:43:00 PM, Blogger grapeling said...

black crept in and stayed, it seem ~

At Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:44:00 PM, Blogger C.C. said...

So much life story in so few words!

At Monday, March 02, 2015 1:59:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Oh the ups and downs.. and what that car meant, and as long as you wanted black all was fine.

At Monday, March 02, 2015 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Hard times indeed back in '33.

At Monday, March 02, 2015 9:58:00 AM, Blogger Laura said...

I love the car as metaphor for the black mood driving through life's twists and turns.

At Monday, March 02, 2015 10:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that a tragic lot in so few words. Excellent!

At Monday, March 02, 2015 7:26:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

This poem relays a whole lot in just a handful of lines...nice way to delve into the past.

At Monday, March 02, 2015 9:57:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I can close my eyes and spend hours experiencing the generational story you've written into this poem. Brilliant, Jimmy...


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