Poetry Friday Fizzle!

Johnny Cash ain’t happy folks!

My Johnny Cash-recited poem received almost no interest yesterday! Getting a fraction of the hits that, say, Nikki Giovanni or poop-related kid poetry get. Did people take one look at the name Johnny Cash and just move on down the line?

Sorry, Johnny! I’m half tempted to post the lyrics to “Vincent” and replace each mention of “Vincent” with “Johnny Cash.”

Oh what the heck:

Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in
Johnny Cash’s eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue…. etc…

People the guy RECORDED A SHEL SILVERSTEIN POEM AND MADE IT A HIT for crying out loud!!!  He’s a kidlitter at heart! Despite his recasting as a somber ancient, he had a knack for novelty songs and didn’t mind letting down the tough guy act to show kid-like enthusiasm for stuff. Plus he did a great verison of the Laverne and Shirley theme!

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One Response

  1. Aha! Now you know how I feel!

    For the record (no pun intended), I’m a Johnny Cash fan.

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