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Poet J.D. Hallmark resides in Tennessee.


View the rest of the poems from J.D. Hallmark in the February 2004 edition:

 

A Jazz Melody
by J.D. Hallmark

A Jazz melody
          Plays
Man & Love
          Linked
          In title
And blue
          So blue
          It sounds
In an empty room

And rains flood America
Bowing cotton down to
Fertile soil
Down the road

And think of
          The reject
Average Joe
          Counting coins
          At a cluttered
                Table
As holidays
          Roll slowly by
All-American boys
          On TV
          Laugh
          At his absurdity
Only dreams
Special things
          That don’t
               Have anything to do
                    With stacked quarters

And Rains flood America
Bowing cotton down to
Fertile soil
Down the road

Beats change
Ain’t it the truth
Days never seem
           The same
                In the middle
Time spends different
           In the daylight
Clocks don’t tick
           So loud
Tempo changes
Upbeats don’t
          Stop a slow
               Ride down

And Rains flood America
Bowing cotton down to
Fertile soil
Down the road

This one’s for you
No pictures available
And things may seem
          Dizzy
Now
Then
A darling little
          Dedication
Draped
          In after hours thought

And rains flood America
Bowing cotton down to
Fertile soil
Down the road.

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