Boogie Woogie

Shake off your shoes -

leave behind the modern day blues.

Listen to the blare of trumpets,

Boogie woogie your way -

to the happiness of a different day.

Nothing can get you feeling

or even reeling,

than that beat,

of boogie woogie,

from days gone by.

Don’t ask me why,

just take those old records from the shelf

or crank up the gramophone.

Get your feet tapping,

your heart beating,

to the blare of the trumpet sound.

As you go dancing,

across the room,

feel your soul -

resound with every beat.

Soon you’ll feel really neat,

as you feel the rhythm with your feet.

Then head on out,

to do the town,

tripping the light fantastic,

boogie woogie style.

You’ll see that the modern world,

will slowly roll away,

nothing like good old,

boogie woogie,

to get you feeling so fine.

Start your feet tapping,

to that fantastic beat,

boogie woogie -

till the morning light.

Then go to sleep,

with a smile on your face,

until sunbeams find you.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 8 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

I grew up with that song. No way of guessing how many times I've heard it in my lifetime. Like any good writer, you've taken a song title and created a fine work of art.

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always exploring 8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

There ' ain't ' nothin' like going to the Chatterbox and dancing the Boogie Woogie on a Saturday night. Love your poetic piece and the video!

Glenis Rix 8 weeks ago

Made me smile :) Love Boogie Woogie. Nobody tinkles the ivories better than Jules Holland (at least in the UK). I'm lucky - get to hear him live now and then. If you are less lucky - lots of his videos on uTube.

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AudreyHowitt 8 weeks ago from California

Love this song! Happy dancing kind of song! Happy Sunday Rasma

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manatita44 8 weeks ago from london

Great advice for joy and cheerfulness. Let's boogie like Travolta. Ha ha. Vibrant Hub!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed this Glenis. I'll check him out on YouTube.

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita. Yes, time to trip the light fantastic.

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bravewarrior 7 weeks ago from Central Florida

What a fun poem! You've got me boogie-woogie-ing in my chair, Rasma!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Shauna. It was inspired by some music playing on the radio that had my feet tapping. Hope your having a great Labor Day weekend.

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