7.15.2012

cheer up, charlie

My baby, let the sunshine show.
I'll sing your fav'rite lullaby
and follow 'round where you may go--
to find me, just look to the sky.
Love, never will you need to cry
for I am here beside the moon.
I wish for you the chance to fly--
the clouds are gonna clear up soon.

This is a Huitain form poem, also known as The Monk's Stanza, introduced by Kerry in her weekend challenge to the Real Toads. For some reason, I still can't put a link here without my computer freezing up. Help me, someone!

My poem is inspired by the song "Cheer Up, Charlie," sung by Mrs. Bucket to Charlie in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. I've been watching the film lately with my kids, and find this scene extremely touching. This poem is for my son.

20 comments:

  1. I love it...and because my sons are enthralled with Charlie lately too..I will read them this and smile.

    I loved the first line, a little sunshine is always good stuff!

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  2. This very much wants to be sung!! Great job!!

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  3. Wonderful n' charming view~
    I love Charlie, too ;D

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  4. O how beautiful! The lullaby creates its own special music!

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  5. Aw. Does he love this? I bet he loves it.

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  6. That song is when we go get more popcorn. (LOL!)

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  7. This is such a warm and loving lullaby for any child of any age - so comforting.

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  8. What a lovely, creative idea! A lullaby is alway appropriate - grown-ups sometimes need them, too. 8-)

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  9. Wonderful use of the form, a round of love from "let the sunshine show" to "the clouds are gonna clear up soon." Such a charm with the power of faith built in--no matter what the trouble is in the world, this is true when you are near. Nice.

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  10. Love your tender lullaby for your son. So sweet.

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  11. i love this movie and what a sweet homage you created. i so love "the clouds are gonna clear up soon." x

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  12. I could read "the clouds are gonna clear up soon" all day.

    wonderful imagery

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  13. Willy Wonka is my all time favorite 'kid' movie (for adults!) The music, the acting, Gene Wilder .... I've written poetry about the story .. and never tire of watching it. Your huitain is magical.

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  14. Wow, so different. I like it. ;)
    eden

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  15. just read this for the 10th time. It seems hopeful, nice and open-minded...like the poet

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  16. i have been singing this for a week! i'm so glad you all came to read and hear :)

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