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Calypso Sigh

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started writing poetry on Hubpages back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.

Gertrude Stein with Alice B. Toklas and their beloved dog.

Gertrude Stein with Alice B. Toklas and their beloved dog.

Calypso Sigh

I.

Calypso sigh

all humble birds fly

their breasts were blue

as they cried "boo hoo"

then away they flew

yet they always came back to tree

they always came back

they always came back

yet they always came back to tree.

II.

Calypso jam

a little dance swam

over a syllabled tea

men took off their hat

as they stood and shot fat

realizing a Wallaby

this show will never come back for free

this show will never come back

this show will never come back

this show will never come back for free.

III.

Calypso tan

all the poor kids ran

none of them brought the proper fee

straight to other club

where they drank it all up

they will never come back and see

will never come back

will never come back

they will never come back to see.

IV.

Calypso drum

those crazy drummers begin to drum

the hipster, the queen, the bee to be

they will drum on the ground

and dance round and round

with a beat and a final bound

this sound will never come back

will never come back

will never come back

this sound will never come back to me.

© 2022 Jamie Lee Hamann

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