This Great Eclipse
This August, Twenty Seventeen
Clarksville Tennessee will be the scene
A northern central Tennessee township
This viewing place of this great eclipse.
Many will leave their home
Far away will they roam
They will journey in cars, planes and ships
All to view this great eclipse.
All will be welcomed with a smile
In our true downhome Southern style
You’ll make lots of fast friendships
As you travel to see this great eclipse.
If you didn’t plan ahead
No place will you find to lay your head
You may suffer sure hardship
As all rooms are rented for this great eclipse.
Grab a space, pitch a tent
Even a couch you may rent
Online you will find many tips
To get a view this great eclipse.
Please get your groceries early
Lines may be long; people surly
If they’re too late to buy dip and chips
To munch on at this great eclipse.
Don’t forget to bring you a drink
It’s hot here, it’ll be gone in a blink
Many toasts will pass our lips
As we sit and watch this great eclipse.
Our traffic will be awful and since you live here
You can stay put and watch, never fear
Just stay home and view the clips
Internet postings of this great eclipse.
Either way you choose to view
Alone, in a crowd or with your crew
For this is something not to miss
The epic view of this great eclipse.
Some will shout of many strange things
Sure the end of time this brings
Predictions of aliens and motherships
Will be foretold before this great eclipse.
Many, many years will surely go by
And most, if not all, in the ground we’ll lie
Our lives will be a mere postscript
Before a repeat of this great eclipse.
By Kimberly Caldwell