|General Poetry posted June 5, 2014|
The saga of Johnny continues...
The Devil Went Back to Georgia
by Dean Kuch
Poem of the Month contest entry
I mean no disrespect to the fabulous Charlie Daniels and his remarkable group of musicians which comprise his band in the writing of this poem. In fact, I have even printed out and sent a copy to his promotional manager.
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Best known for his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," the song to which this poem is dedicated, Daniels continues to thrill audiences with boot-thumping, rowdy performances. The last stanza in this poem, for the majority, is used under copyright of the Charlie Daniel's Band, Inc.
So, I've often wondered (more times that I care to admit to all of you) what happened to Johnny after he'd defeated the Devil that day on the mountain.
For those of you unfamiliar with the tune, I've provided a link here for you to read the lyrics. Perhaps you might wish to read them first before diving in to this work. Or, you may just to decide to read my humble tribute to his song, and leave it at that.
This is just one fan's humble concept, written in the best poetic expression that I know how, of what happened to Johnny after The Devil Went Back to Georgia that day.
I only hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks so much for reading~
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