A Back Porch Lullaby

A gentle breeze blowing in from the south, with crickets chirping soft and quiet.
Off in the distance, an old owl sings his song of questions.
The creaking sound of a rocking chair, as daddy softly picks his guitar to the sounds of a back porch lullaby.

On our back porch on a warm spring night, mamma rocks me gently in her old rocking chair.
Daddy plays the notes of a song and the world drifts by without a care.

With the crickets as his choir and an owl as his beat. The frogs join in with their rhythmic melody.
As the world falls asleep to this lovely song of peace.

I listen quietly and my eyes slowly begin to close, I know I have heard a friendly back porch lullaby.
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Submitted by Tomahnas on April 27, 2021

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Scheme XXA BB XX A
Characters 669
Words 131
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 2, 2, 1

Tommy L. Maddox

Tommy L. Maddox has traveled the world and seen many wonderful and horrible things. Cursed by demons and been blessed by angels. During a time when he was at a loss for what life was to be about his heart opened up and poetry flowed forth. From there came songs and the need to fill himself with more knowledge of the world. A path that has lead to history, theology, religion, philosophy and the discovery that his ancestors were famous musicians from King George of France and the Queen Elizabeth the 1st to the first musician to hold the title of Master of the Kings Music. (Nicholas "The Younger" Lanier.) All the way forward in time to "A Street Car Named Desire." There are many other aspects from which he came from and has created his own path which continues to develop as he moves forward. more…

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