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For All You Ageing Rockers
Michael Jones


I've listened and I've heard, noted every word,
'til I've lost all self-control.
I'm still inclined to say, everything has gone astray.
Bring back that sweet Rock'n'Roll.
There was a Whole Lot of Shaking
while we were making love By the Silvery Moon.
There was Buddy, there was Eddie, Gene sang Ready Teddy,
and we smooched to the sound of Pat Boone.
Chuck was a'talkin', Ricky was a'walkin',
Fats was playing with soul.
The Everlys in harmony, it all meant so much to me,
bring back that sweet Rock'n'Roll.
There was a whole Mess of Blues, some Blue Suede Shoes,
a juke box, soda, and you.
Sweet Little Sixteen, a Teenage Queen,
you swore that you'd always be true.
Cruising in my car, strumming a guitar,
taking trips to the movies and bowl.
Falling in love each day, the only thing that I can say,
bring back that sweet Rock'n'Roll.

© by Michael Jones.
Used here with the author's permission.


Michael Jones lives in Finchley, a suburb of London, England. He originally focused on writing song lyrics, but has turned to poetry in recent years. Retired after a diverse career in sales and marketing, Mike's latest hobby is learning to play the ukulele.



Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Makes me feel like dancing!
Posted 04/01/2024 03:28 PM
Joan Luther:
What a dance along memory lane! Thank you for sharing!
Posted 04/01/2024 12:24 PM
Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away ("Drift Away" by Dobie Gray). Thank you Michael for your lyrical poem that speaks to what is and will always be the romance of Rock'n'Roll.
Posted 04/01/2024 11:43 AM
Wilda Morris:
Good nostalgia poem!
Posted 04/01/2024 11:23 AM
Darrell Arnold:
One of the supervisors at the LARGE marketplace where I cashier is a seasoned citizen like myself. Whenever she and I are on the same shift, the store music is old time rock and roll. I can sing along to just about every song, while I work. I love it.
Posted 04/01/2024 08:26 AM
Great memories! And, Larry, I dance to that Bob Seger song every night!
Posted 04/01/2024 08:22 AM
Larry Schug:
"That kind of music just moves my soul"--Bob Seger (and me).
Posted 04/01/2024 07:48 AM

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