To Davy Jones – Heaven’s Newest Star

All sadness aside
We wouldn’t have been as lucky or as happy
It it hadn’t been for you
Coming into our lives
With your sweet smile
And adorable handsomeness
With you talent
For singing all of those songs
You and the boys
Called yourselves The Monkees
Silly as it may sound
But at least for me and I think most everyone
All of your music
Made us just want more
You’ve left the stage and your friends and family behind
But I’m still a believer in you

Even though you took that last train to Starsville
Your smile will ever shine bright
And when apple blossom time
Comes into my world
I’ll be looking to see
If you’re not sitting in my apple tree

Sweet, sweet Davy
I do believe that all your thousands of fans
Will still say that their your girls
All sadness aside
Fly like a rocket to the heavens
Burst forth in a multitude of rainbow colors
To shine your love upon us
Leaving behind so many memories
All sadness aside
May the Lord bless and keep you
Now that you’ve gone on to join
That wondrous rock and roll band in the sky

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

A great and fitting tribute to your friend . Bless. I am now looking at their faces to see if I recognize this guy who told me that he played with the monkeys , but then I was not that familiar with them , only some of the songs . So I will try to let you . Great work, it has to be in you Rose.

Bless.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Rose.

Sad to see you write about Davey. He was a member of a great group who made us sing their songs and made us laugh at their wit.

I didn't hear that he had died, I'm sorry to say.

LOL Ghaelach


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EclecticFusion 4 years ago from Tennessee

Oh, I really loved this one! Such a tribute to an awesome man! Voted beautiful and way up!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Davy Jones had a horse ranch in Indiantown, Fl near where I live. He was know for his philantrophy around here. Everyone is saying what a good neighbor he was. I was sorry to learn of his death. I've talked to him many times, nice, nice man.


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golfcart34 4 years ago from Vermont

I feel very fortunate to have seen Davy as part of the Monkees 45th anniversary tour back in June. Who would have known that a few months later he would no longer be with us! Rest in peace, Davy.


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

As a boy, I would put off everything to watch the next episode of the Monkees TV show. RIP, Davey Jones.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Well done, Gypsy! I wrote one quite similar when Whitney died. They're fallin' like rain these days..


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Gypsy! What a beautiful tribute to this handsome and fun loving guy! I remember watching the Monkees TV show on Saturday mornings and I loved the music and the fun the guys had - it really made our Saturday morning!

I really loved this poem and tribute to Davy - he will be sadly missed, but he has gone onto much bigger and better things! Voted up beautiful!


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Faybe Bay 4 years ago from Florida

He will be so sadly missed, but you have brought us back some of his music to brighten our days and give new life to our beloved Davy Jones.


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Faybe Bay 4 years ago from Florida

Found a great link for you.

http://youtu.be/bRbgWS37JKY


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your kind words Sky 9106. God has taken him but his talent remains.

Yes Ghaelach God has taken him. The saddest part is that the band may break apart whereas The Beatles continued on their own these may not. But the songs and memories remain.

Thank you for your kind comments EclecticFushion. I still remember seeing them on TV. I feel that he was too young to go but someone like him is never forgotten.

Mary glad to hear from someone who knew him.I truly feel sorry for his family. Hope God gives them peace from this pain.

golfcart34 this came as a shocker to me because I learned about it on my birthday and we were close in age. How I loved to see the antics of The Monkees on their TV show. He'll always remain a glowing memory.

sligobay there was not a moment that my girlfriends and I would not be tied to the TV just to watch The Monkees show. Boy Davy was so adorable and all of them were so talented. He'll be greatly missed.

ImKarn23 don't say that. I mean falling like rain. I was too young to remember the crash that killed Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens but from there came the song When the Music Died. Their talents still remain for future generations. Just don't want to think whose next.

Seeker7 thank you for your vote and comment. Boy did I love this guy with his adorable looks and British accent. He certainly left behind so many memories.

Faybe Bay thanks for reading and for sharing the memories. Davy Jones has become a legend in the sky. But hey he's there with all the greats. Thanks for the link.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Great words. Glad we have recordings to keep us going. Music is hardly the same sometimes, it seems.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting wetnosedogs. Some of the newest music is not soothing to my ears. I'm a fan of good ole rock and roll in addition to some other types like country.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

What a lovely tribute to this man!! I grew up with the Monkeys!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I had the biggest crush on Davy when I was a little girl and watched the Monkees every Saturday morning. I can't believe he died. Too sad.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Gypsy ~ I hopped over to listen to some classic songs. Thanks so much for putting this together. "I'm a believer!" Blessings, Debby


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

GRL this is a great tribute to who will now become a music legend. Growing up, The Monkees were one of the first American bands I got to see as they had a T.V programme during school holidays over here. Sad fact we are now losing some of our childhood favourites.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Audrey thanks for commenting. I also always watched their show The Monkees.

It's very sad Pamela. I watch those special tributes on YouTube and after awhile I'm crying. Nothing we can do this is all part of life. At least the videos are precious memories.

Thanks so much Debby for stopping by and your wonderful comment. Love their songs and will miss that super British accent.

poshcoffeeco yes unfortunately time moves on much too quickly. I know Davy and the Monkees will never fade away as long as we have their music, videos and all our memories. Glad you liked this.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, and beautiful. Gypsy, hope all is well my dear. Thank you for your support for my wife and I during her father's passing. You really have captured the moment in your poetry. The popularity that Davy and the Monkees gained was unreal, worldwide that is. Very successful group, rightfully so. I remember seeing the show from time to time, but their music was something special. I love their music and this was a great tribute. Rest in Peace Davy Boy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much my friend thelyricwriter. Glad to see you around. Yes, Davy was very much a part of my youth and now I wonder if the Monkees can exist without him. Psul and Ringo from the Beatles made it solo I don't think these boys will.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Great memorial hub GRL. The Monkees influence on psychedelic culture and music even exceeded the bigger bands of the times, because they were the first to make television their medium of choice. MTV would not exist without the Monkees, neither would many television shows and other things in the arts. Davy and the boys all deserve the praises that being part of history now affords them. RIP Davy, Rock on the Rock of ages. Day Dream Believer will always be one of the songs that is in my childhood memories, singing me to sleep. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your comment Blake. It's appreciated. I just wonder what the rest of the boys or Monkees will do now as they have said without Davy there is no band.


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Awwww Rose, that is so touching. I did not know Davy Jones so well, just in his death but it seems he did make a lot of people happy and I understand how much you all will miss him! Your poetry tribute is brilliant and filled with color and feeling. Bless you Rose! Voted up and beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for the comment and votes donnaisabella. It's appreciated. Funny how a person always seems to become more famous in death.

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