SOME GREAT EVERLY POEMS BY JUDI
(aka JUDI GAMIN)
I STILL CAN SEE THAT NIGHT
When I was a girl of seventeen, and dreaming now and then
My radio beside my ear played rock and roll and when
I heard those dreamy voices, they stole my heart away
I learned their names were Don and Phil, and listened to them play
Ed Sullivan then had them on his show on Sunday night
I saw their dreamy faces, my daydreams took to flight.
I dreamt I traveled with them on their road to fame
And watched them grab the star that set their lives' aflame
With flowing crimson capes of silk, and bejeweled crowns of gold
Embraced by clouds of stardust a fairytale was told.
The Brothers changed my life that night, inspired me to write
All my poems and stories designed by the Everly light
They went from rags to riches, obscurity to fame;
Their life was but a dream and in my mind to claim.
That was 40 years ago, my daydreams took to flight,
And when I close my eyes today, I still can see that night
Copyright 2000 Judi Gemeinhardt
Previously published in EWG (Electronic Writers Group 1999)
EVERLY LOVE AFFAIR
The endless number of records collected,
Photographs of concerts connected
With articles in magazines
Depicting two hunks in tightly clad jeans.
Phil's cute little smile lights up that stage,
Don's twinkling eyes achieve to engage
The audience who listens attentively,
Waiting for them to sing "Let It Be Me."
Their glorious harmony lulls us in song
As we join in once more and sing along,
This choir of angels brings us to tears
Then we explode with boisterous cheers.
Yet each of them separate and alone
Stands apart from the other on their own;
Two very special and talented men,
A pleasure to listen to again and again.
We've loved them for oh! so many years,
Yes, some of us have met their peers,
But none of them can ever compare
To our wonderful Everly love affair.
Copyright 1998 Judi Gemeinhardt
Previously published in National Library Poetry 1998, presently
pubished in Poetry.com under my name.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Thanks for the memories,
For the way you make us feel,
The happy times we recall
At concerts when we squeal.
Thanks for the memories
For being politically correct,
For sweet lyrics and good music,
For the family image you project.
Thanks for the memories,
For the feeling of togetherness,
For making dreams come true,
For letting us share your success.
Dear Don and Phil --
Copyright 1998 Judi Gemeinhardt (aka Judi
Previously published in the Poetry Guild Anthology Spring 98, then in A
Celebration of Poets, 1998, feature page, also recorded by Hiltop
Records (words and music) copyright 2000)
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