John Lennon

John Lennon

A Poem by Mia

You are cool shades of blue

The one that children paint skies with

Perfect in all your ness’s

The sound of delight

And butterfly wings flapping

Strawberry fields forever

Deafening myself with your melodic wisdom

Witty undertones planting apple blossoms in my mind   

Gladly conditioning myself

Peace. Love. Kindness. More peace love

Tapping feet, clapping hands. Smiling eyes.

Pssst…..share your secrets

Your life. Fully lived. Fully loved.

Your death     before I was a thought  

And here I am today and you’re my Elvis

 

I didn’t see troubles on your face

Not like the others

No, you were naa naa naa nanana-ing through

Car crashing into slow beating

No beating hearts

Manic mum and mental Mimi

Naughty troubled trouble-maker happy-go-lucky

Heaven is the place where

You sit with Julia

Tell her your stories of all she knew you’d be

Heaven is the place where

I sit with you

And tell you that you’re my Elvis


© 2012 Mia



Author's Note

Mia
My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
~ John Lennon

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this is really a nice tribute...

i was 14 when the Beatles came out...i pretended not to like them, called them a fad..just because everyone else was going so crazy over them.

but inside i thought. Wow...

almost 50 years later, i still say wow...i have about everything they ever did on both vinyl and cd..

they are the best Band ever in my eyes and ears.

made strides in music and set trends...

and i was devastated when john was assassinated...

wrote a poem called "December 8, 1980" as tribute.

i was listening to "beatles for sale" cd in the car today on the way to tennis.

"I'm a Loser" john at his finest.

thanks for this poem..you penned it so beautifully...

and for me...Elvis was my Elvis..since i was 6 when he had his first hits and i had all of the early singles and played them over and over....
but then The Beatles were my Beatles.

geez...sorry...i go on and on here...but you got me gushing with your poem

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mia

4 Years Ago

Jacob :) no need to be sorry...I love this review. It's wonderful to see how different people from d.. read more



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Enjoyed mia...as I loved Lennon...he was my favorite of the Beatles..
Of course I loved Elvis...who didn't ha...Rose:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed it, Rose! Thanks for the visit :)
This is a fitting tribute to a legend that was taken from us too soon. I like the referance to Elvis. People worship Elvis to this day and I've seen some on TV that have little shrines in their homes dedicated to him. I can understand why some would find John Lennon to be worthy of the same. This is a fine poem written in a unique style.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you Relic! I'm not crazy enough to have a John Lennon shrine in my home although the fact that.. read more
Relic

4 Years Ago

Good answer. ha You're welcome.
John Lennon was a profound but broken man. Broken by the disappointment of his upbringing and abandonment. The confusion of his love and anger for his parents and his love and anger for his aunt. Such a troubled but talented spitit. Miayou capture this essence in such a lovely well written poem.
Ps don't seem to get any read requests from you these days?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Hello John :) Thank you...it's always a pleasure having you by. When stop by and read something of m.. read more
this is such a well written tribute...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Ooh, Mia, those first two lines..."You are cool shades of blue; The one that children paint skies with"...love them. LOVE them. I was ten years old when John Lennon was killed, but I remember it vividly...just this profound...sadness fell over the world; and that is not an overstatement...that is what it was. My mother was a record collector, she had over 100,000 45s in her collection and over 10,000 albums, all from the 50s and 60s; suffice it to say, she had every Beatles recording ever made (AND Elvis) ;-) This poem is a real tribute to the man, the musician, the humanitarian...he was an exquisite human being, and I thank you so much for sharing this, your lovely thoughts, with us...

-kimmer

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

WOW! Why are you so wonderful?! If I could put reviews in my favourites...this would be there :D
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KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

My pleasure, Mia; I just spoke from the heart...this poem really hit me there. So, thank YOU.
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Tex
Ahhh... a very nice tribute. Very sweet. I just loved it... he was Love. I can't think of anyone who has stepped into his shoes.

Your write has brought up so much for me... the sign of a truly great write!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

I don't think anyone would dare try step into his shoes! I'm glad people enjoyed this, I really do a.. read more
Tex

4 Years Ago

:)
I don't know much about the greatness of John Lennon (I've heard like 10 songs by The Beatles) but you sure paint an awesome picture here and I think maybe I should pay more attention to the "history of rock class" (I hope such a thing exists) and start listening to The Beatles more. You drive the point here wonderfully with your words and what more can I say you are amazing writer, you can convey your message to someone like me who doesn't even know much about him...great write as always Mia!! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you Sid! John Lennon was incredible, his poetry to his lyrics to the things he said...everythi.. read more
I was a lad when John Lennon was assasinated but I remember it is if it were last weekend. His song "Working Class Hero" has brilliant lyrics and I play a mutant blues version of it on electric guitar. Another brilliant song along the same theme is "Piss Factory" by Patty Smith. "I got this job working in a piss factory inspecting the pipes. 60 hours 40 dollars a week but it's a pay check jack. So hot in here, like lake sahara but these b*****s are just to goddamn lame to understand they're getting screwed in the a*s. All these women they got no teeth, a gum a cranium. THe way they suck hot sausage well I wasn't sayin to much niether. I figered a speedo on a motorcycle I had to earn my doe, I had to earn my doe." It goes on from there. Brilliant song and lyrics. Just like this poem. Thank you for posting it

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

I just listened to "Piss Factory" while reading the lyrics...I'm loving it! Thanks for sharing and t.. read more
Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

cool YW
Elvis... love. I grew up listening to him more than the Beatles. The Beatles were and are still pretty epic though. My point however, is that I think this is a nice tribute and if it were for Elvis, I may have shed a tear. ;) haha It's you and I love it. :)

Expect none of these to make sense. XD

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

I'm thinking I should give Elvis a listen :) I'm slightly concerned, because they are making sense.... read more
That_Girl

4 Years Ago

It makes you freakishly awesome like me hahaha

It was great, deserving of lowly words. .. read more
Mia

4 Years Ago

XXXXXXX
this is really a nice tribute...

i was 14 when the Beatles came out...i pretended not to like them, called them a fad..just because everyone else was going so crazy over them.

but inside i thought. Wow...

almost 50 years later, i still say wow...i have about everything they ever did on both vinyl and cd..

they are the best Band ever in my eyes and ears.

made strides in music and set trends...

and i was devastated when john was assassinated...

wrote a poem called "December 8, 1980" as tribute.

i was listening to "beatles for sale" cd in the car today on the way to tennis.

"I'm a Loser" john at his finest.

thanks for this poem..you penned it so beautifully...

and for me...Elvis was my Elvis..since i was 6 when he had his first hits and i had all of the early singles and played them over and over....
but then The Beatles were my Beatles.

geez...sorry...i go on and on here...but you got me gushing with your poem

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mia

4 Years Ago

Jacob :) no need to be sorry...I love this review. It's wonderful to see how different people from d.. read more

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