Hey mister, mister

Hey mister, mister

Hey mister, mister
can you spare me a dime
Got a mama in the hospital
and a dad done dyin’

Hey mister, mister,
the baby’s almost here
The kids are all sick,
it’s been a bad, bad year

Hey mister, mister
Can’t find work nowhere
My car’s got a flat tire
And I ain’t got a spare

Hey mister, mister
Can you spare me a dime
Gotta call my kinfolk
They been waitin’ some time.

Hey mister, mister
I ain’t no fool
Don’t walk away now
Make a brand new rule

Hey mister, mister
Don’t believe me, do you
There you go, not seeing me
Blending my face into the blue.

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Sharing with one stop poetry for Form Monday- The Blues

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8 Responses to Hey mister, mister

  1. zongrik says:

    Reminds me a bit of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child,”

  2. hollyheir says:

    Hints of Buddy Can you Spare a Dime – the Depression anthem and the sounds of the original Hank Williams and Jimmy Rogers. True blues – talkin’ ’bout hard times. Yeah, you captured it.
    Thanks for writing and linking today!

  3. brian says:

    they often are not seen…i really like this…can so hear the mister, mister…you did well with this challenge…

  4. Great poem, I enjoyed it’s simplicity and complexity mixed together.

  5. Jerry says:

    Excellent, blue, excellent, great rhythem and story

  6. knightsheart says:

    Catchy blues song. We do not see all the people who ask for help on the street. Great beat, words, and poem.

  7. Raivenne says:

    Oh you have aced the blues here. Nicely done! That last stanza is killer.

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