Beanery Online Literary Magazine

July 15, 2008

JESS, THE ORGAN GRINDER

Filed under: WR/BW KATHLEEN — beanerywriters @ 3:47 am
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—written by Kathleen           

            Jess, the organ grinder
            strolled up and down the street
            children dancing at his feet
            and when he stopped
            the monkey swung
            easily from his shoulders
            wrapped around his feet
            performing amazing feats
            to the children’s great delight!

            Attired in patchwork pants
            a shirt with raggedy sleeves
            Jess sought to please
            bring some happiness
            life’s sadness to briefly ease.

            He was a happy man
            with a lopsided grin
            and while the monkey
            danced and chattered
            blues were scattered
            like the pennies dropping
            in his tin.
           
            People gathered in the summer shade
            to hear his Sunday serenade;
            the tunes sometimes offbeat
            were accompanied by clapping hands
            and tapping feet
            as Jess, the organ grinder
            strolled up and down the street!

For additional reading:

THE ICE CREAM MAN

LOGGING IN MAINE AND ON THE PERU-BRAZILLIAN BORDER

A PASTOR’S ROLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Part 2

CHILD ABUSE AND SCRIPTURE

FROM THE BASTILLE TO CINDERELLA

OF FIREFLIES AND LIGHTNING BUGS

HAIR UNAWARE

LET MIND GIVE WAY TO HEART

BEAR CONFRONTATIONS: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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