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The Day John Lennon Died

Jack Random 1953 (California)

On the day John Lennon was shot down
Outside the Dakota Hotel
On Central Park West
In the heart of Manhattan
Like a common criminal
Or a rapper on the wrong side of town
A song was written in Liverpool
Three singers harmonized in Nashville
The final chapter wrote itself
In the life of a troubadour on the run
Outside of Boulder Colorado
A dancer found her groove
A native movement was born
On the Great Navaho Reservation
In Arizona and New Mexico
Where a circle of shamans
Smoked a pipe of peace
And a child took his first breath
In a corner drugstore on Bleeker Street

Life goes on the old man says
Life goes on

About this poem

Unpublished. A reflection on the nature of life and death in these troubled times.

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Written on September 05, 2021

Submitted by jackrandom on September 06, 2021

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Jack Random

Contemporary poet, novelist and essayist. Recently published Life Songs and Poems for a Pandemic. more…

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