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Friday, July 22, 2011

Shake(speare), rattle and roll

From the ancient mists of time
where dwelt the sages way,

the bard of all bards plied his rhymes
that took our breath away.

His words the brush on paper canvas
painted tales in august hues:

of Eden's sweet green innocence, alas
with blood-red guilt we came to lose.

But heaven intervened and sure
with message from above,

 that deep within us lies the cure,
in faith and hope and love.

Rattus! Oh, Rattus! Humm, he left his desk.
Now what has he been up to? Hmmm. 

♪ ♫ From the ancient mists of time
where dwelt the sages way ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ the bard of all bards plied his rhymes
that took our breath away ♪ ♫....

Text by Ruben Rivera©
Art by Anita Rivera©


Denise said...

Wonderful,I could listen all day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CRANK IT UP, DUDE! THANKS FOR THE LYRICS Rattus old man; I think I am lovin' this electric guitar...I also think it would be a great instrument to take on our excursion to the MOON with our friends! What do you think, old thing? I look rather young and fabulous, don't I? TEA RAT

The Dutchess said...

This was marvelous..to marvelous for words...:)))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I do not know my dearest how to heal the pains of the outside world, but I do know that to live my life to the fullest is to do it WITHIN OURS, TOGETHER, for there, are found daily joys. Moi

Jg. for FatScribe said...

that was fun .. thx for the inspiration! Great Sunday to you and yours in Him for rest, sir.


Bonnie said...

Ruben, Ruben, I've been thinking...isn't there a song that goes something like that? Anyway, Iv'e been thinking how wonderfully entertaining you are. I always love your posts. Thanks for visiting and I love the 60s too!

xo, Bonnie

Martina said...

So sweet! What a gorgeous cooperation between Anita and you, love it!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Ruben! Now this is my kind of poetry and song... Loved it, and
Anita's illustrations are wonderful.. You have made my day..

Jacqueline said...

God bless you rock and roll rats! May his favor pour down on you today!

I've been missing the beat over here. I better get with it and tell Len about this. He may want to join you and bring some ACDC along or Leonard Skynard,Journey or something to do with bad to the bone...

Victoria Sayer said...

Martina said, "gorgeous cooperation". And I have to AGREE with her. Though I also think that it is sort of spooky (in a nice way :) how the two of you seem to live and bounce around in the same wave length...true kindred spirits, soul-mates. Love your Rattus and Tea Rat antics....the cat must really be away.
Oh, and Ruben, thanks for dropping by earlier on and leaving a lovely comment in my green and white garden.

Fete et Fleur said...

Too cute for words! Love it!! We're doing well. Coming out of wedding mode.

I will call soon!

myletterstoemily said...

rattus springsteen!

i would like to apologize for my terrible
generalization. i changed my post to:
"i read like most men" after reading your
kind comments. i also love shelley and
stoker, as well. wicked.

my son, who is an avid reader, would
never read the other silly stuff that i do!

George the Lad said...

Rock and Roll Rattus, hey you should go acoustic guitar its greener lol!!
I will keep an eye out for you if you do come over next year, ice cream no problem :)
Have a good week.
See Yea George xxx

Edie Marie's Attic said...

great writing and great art work! Yes, I'm still amongst the living... actually traveling a lot since spring enjoying my last retirement. I've got to drag my suitcase while I still can!!!

Big hugs to you Ruben, Sherry

George the Lad said...

Hey Rattus
Just popped back to say thanks for not forgetting me, and your still playing, you will need ear plugs if you have been playing for that long!!bet your fingers are sore to:)
Have a good week my friend
See Yea George xxx

Sonja said...

ah the sweet wisdom that comes through these 'simple' words... love this!