Life Sentence written by DeWayne Moore at

Life Sentence

Life Sentence

written by: DeWayne Moore



Days that pass all seem to agree
Apply myself to the decline
Feel as if all are my enemies
On my soul malign

Yesterday’s just a blur
Tomorrow I’ll fight again
Against the madness that I will
Against my grins and sins

Life is just grand
Taking all my precious time
Leaving me with an empty hole
From which I always climb

Actions that once would stimulate
Now run down and make me tire
Now they all coagulate
Sunk deep in muck and the mire

What I do; Is this is where I want to be?
Life has passed me right on by
I guess if it’s all over now
At least I know I had a good time

DeWayne Moore

DeWayne Moore

Having received his master’s degree in from Middle Tennessee State University, DeWayne has spearheaded the renewed efforts of the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, a private research and memorial organization since 2010. He completed his doctorate in History at the University of Mississippi in May 2018. He has contributed articles to Living Blues magazine out of Oxford, Mississippi, Blues & Rhythm magazine out of London, and the Frog Blues & Jazz Annual out of London, and he is revising his two monographs that expose the silences in historical scholarship pertaining to the black freedom struggle, the blues, and blues tourism in Mississippi by detailing the careers of African American activists and cultural brokers as well as the events from which blues tourism emerged in the 1970s.
DeWayne Moore

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