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Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann
by Jimmy L Holder
Sunday, April 25, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A wordy poem I hope U like ...
for the love of poetry ...

                      Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann

Welcome back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann
Some said with spring, you’d come home again …
Welcome back my dearest Josephine Lillie Mae Gann
You are just in time, to witness spring’s passionate lures enticing.

Jackson Leroy Redman said, “Lillie Mae will never stay,
Our Lillie, “Silly Mae” Gann, with distant passage, shall always stray …
She hides a myriad of silent, stormy lies in many naughty, silly, frilly ways,
Silly Mae Gann nudges this mischievous mendacity called life to play!”

A gregarious mockingbird landed on silly Lillie Mae Gann’s widow seal
It sang a marvelous song, hoping “Silly Mae” Lillie Mae Gann would heal
But, “Silly Mae” Lillie Mae’s dreams have fled too painful and bled too real …
They’re aberrantly fed in a red shed, where the Missouri River lies and bends …

“Silly Mae Gann, where have you been stirring, all these vivacious vivid days?”
Lillie Mae says, “ In Arizona’s hot soothing sands have funny sunny ways."
In Colorado Springs, Lillie Mae walked red crimson, clay hills all day…
In Nevada, Lillie got chills, and then gambled her inheritance heritage away.

Silly Mae Gann hitchhiked through the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone
Lillie Mae Gann bought a car and drove Yosemite and Utah alone
Her Seattle and Oregon memories are long forgotten and longer gone …
You see Josephine “Silly Mae” Lillie Mae Gann was wiser, but still alone.

Montana’s smiling moon jumped over a lean dark mountain rise -
To “Silly Mae” Lillie Mae Gann, it was no shock or surprise …
To know life, study my Lillie Mae’s dark haunting eyes …
“Welcome home, I’m thrilled your road led back to me, my darling,” I sighed.

The above text is copyright © ShyPoet1 ~ 2004,
and may not be reproduced without permission.


PS - My heroine is supposed to be Black!
      --- All locations are random.
      ----- Instead of eating breakfast, I wrote this poem - hope U enjoyed it … 12:49 PM


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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/3/2005
This would make a great ballad set to music.

Well done, Jim.

Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 5/11/2004
Jim, this poem is wonderful. You are full of good thoughts :0)
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/9/2004
It's good you can be so positive and uplifting.
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 5/1/2004

Breakfast of champions… Poetry & Coffee. Excellent write. What’s for lunch?

Best wishes,
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 5/1/2004
Beautiful poem Shy poet,full os the sweetness and rapture of spring,fresh and lovely!
Love and best wishes
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/1/2004
A lovely poetic tale, ShyPoet. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 5/1/2004
DELIGHTFUL writing, Jimmy!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/29/2004
Ron what a wonderful writing. Held on to each word and expression. I could feel inside of me the goings on of both persons in the poem. HOW WELL YOU WROTE THIS! Bill
....hope you are feeling better....
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/29/2004
Lovely write...excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/27/2004
To a white British girl like me, Shy, this is an adorable portrayal of everything I love about your easy, rhythmic, lyrical and verbose Black ways!! It is honest, gentle and yet tinged with the sanguine heat and passion of the Black feel-good factor that so many of us (UK!!) bloodless whites miss out on! I also loved the reciprocity of feelings shared between the hero and heroine here: that she had been away, and yet still lonely, as indeed he was having stayed at home and waited...but what a springtime they will have now they are together! Uplifting and satisfying write, Shy... just like the Big Breakfast you missed out on in order to give us this food for thought to relish! Thank you. KB
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/26/2004
Excellent write, Shy Poet...
Enjoyed it very much!

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/25/2004
I love this one SHY it is so well written and expressed....
Always love the notations notes....
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/25/2004
Jim I thoroughly enjoyed this winsome wondrous write!
You are a gifted poet with much talent and flair!;-)
Reviewed by jude forese 4/25/2004
delightful poem/tale ... well penned ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/25/2004
This was lovely, a delightful poem!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/25/2004

delightful, delightful read--enjoyed the flavor of this one

well done

((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/25/2004
This was pure delight Shy...You have never
written like this before as far as I can was fun..I love the play on
words...really enjoyed reading tongue
got a bit twisted...LOL....good writing again..
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/25/2004
I loved the lilting phrasing in this, Jimmy!
Wonder what you will come up with for the next
two meals...hee hee.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/25/2004
hahahaha i do enjoy you
she sounds kinda familiar
liked the wordiness
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/25/2004
I did enjoy it Shy- now you can look forward to lunch! Lisa

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