Lyin’, Dyin’, and Cryin’

This old beer joint is rockin’
and the jukebox keeps playin’
as we dance to favorite songs
kickin’ up sawdust and shufflin’
scuffed boots all night long
so we throw open wide the doors
while country crooners mourn
about a love that’s gone wrong

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: It’s our 10th anniversary at dVerse and we’re celebrating with writing a Quadrille, our own poetry form creation. The word today is ‘juke.’ Come join in the festivities!

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille Monday

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

56 Comments on “Lyin’, Dyin’, and Cryin’

  1. i wonder if each generation laments over the next. Ha. You brought the juke joint a live with the sawdust spray as we spin round the hard boards. All that dance kicks up quite a heat, so throwing open those barn doors can be such a relief. “Shufflin scuffed” has a nice sound to it as well.!

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  2. Oh, those nights weren’t wasted. We have those happy memories to look back on. (I enjoyed hearing Freddy again)

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  3. OMG…love that you posted a YouTube with the song on it here! Yep….this would be one of the “platters” on the juke box for sure! 🙂 Oh the memories!

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  4. I have broken, and have been broken. Life hides daggers in every toga. A barn dance can certainly be a juke. I prefer the smell of hay to sawdust.

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  5. This quadrille was alive! Music brings us to life, but also represents so many emotions and heartbreaks. You captured it all.

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  6. I really loved how you dropped the g’s from your participles – for some reason, I’ve been doing that a bit too recently, Linda. I so enjoyed your poem 😀


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