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Twas the Night Before Deadmas

Twas the night before a Dead show and all through the place,
All the heads were all dosed - just trippin to space.
Their joints were all rolled with precision and care,
with hopes that St. Stephen soon would be there.
The freaks were nestled all stoned in their beds,
While visions of Johanna danced in their heads.
With me and my poncho and her in my hand,
Just dyin to hear “Uncle John's Band”.
When out from the stage there rose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the stadium I flew with my stash,
I kicked down the gate - it fell with a crash.
The light from the orb hanging so high,
Blinded me like I was Born Cross Eyed.
And what to my red, glossy eyes should appear?
A shadowed figure, could it be Mr. Weir?
No, too big to be Bob, too short to be Phil.
Could it be Mickey, Vince, maybe Bill?
He started to sing and the sound from his lips
Assured me at once that he was Captain Trips.
His eyes - how they twinkled, his dimples - how merry!
I exclaimed in excitement “Oh, Wow! It's Jerry!
I couldn’t believe it - just Jerry and Me.
“Play something," I said. “Play Sugaree.”
The fat man jammed, he was on a roll.
With his sweet song he rocked my soul.
Jerry spoke once and his message was plain:
“Gotta go now” he said, “it Looks Like Rain”.
But I heard him exclaim as he walked out of sight,
“Good Lovin to all and I Bid You Goodnight."

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Dec. 26th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I don't think it was the actual version I was looking for, but I'm glad I found one.
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
that was great!!!

Thanks for posting it. :)
I might have to post it in mine as well, eventhough its a few days late.
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
It's never too late to spread the Deady love. :)
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
you know it. :)
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Daily Rumi question.

Hi, I hope you don't mind my asking, your icon on todays Daily Rumi entry bears the words, 'Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there.'

Is that a Rumi quote?
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for dropping by. I never mind.

Yes, that is a Rumi quote. I did a whole bunch of icons to celebrate the anniversary of his death here. I took all the passages from Coleman Bark's Essential Rumi.
Dec. 31st, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
I thought it was Rumi, but didn't want to assume.
Dec. 31st, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I thought it was Rumi, but didn't want to assume.

And, oops, didn't finish my comment before hitting post. I meant to add that it had a particular resonance for me, as I was thinking of a relationship of mine, with my best friend. And, yes. Particular resonance.
Jan. 3rd, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know it touched you. By all means, feel free to take any that resonate with you. Thank you so much!
Jan. 14th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
I have had, on occasion, remarkable success with opening a random page on Rumi, and finding insight into a particular problem I have been thinking about at that time. Not always. But enough to have been useful.

It's almost enough to make a believer of me. Almost.
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
I like to do that, too. I also try to flow with the energy of the day when I'm doing my dailyrumi. Usually when one really jumps out at me, I'll get a lot of comments on it. I love it. I never underestimate the power of ecstatic poetry. :)
Dec. 29th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Ahhhhh, you're a deadhead too? That rather made me smile in glee! I know I'm not responding to the post you left in response to my "add me" but hey . . .

I'm more than happy to hang about through writing frenzy--I hope it's a juicy month for you!
Dec. 29th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you so much! I love juicy - from your mouth to God's ears.
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