i’m returning to greenwich village to be a singer….listen for me on the radio

i wanted to be a beatnik

missed that

then thought I’d be a hippie

i flew to Greenwich Village

in New York City

with a guitar and

duffle bag filled with clothes

rented a cheap hotel room

met poets and wannabe singers

who later became household names

with books published and

record deals


i was too insecure

to read my poetry

or sing my songs

maybe it was never meant to be


here  i am

much later

driving back to Greenwich  village

i’m feeling more confident these days

it’s time i try again

this time i will take my guitar

and sing my songs

and read my poetry

i still remember how to play

the guitar chords

C, F and G7.

those chords worked for

those singers

i think they will work now



see you on

satellite radio

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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