Admitting that the good guys lost
The third, the second and the first
Hopped on the last train to the coast
To go a thousand miles
And all the lovely Jersey girls
Have straightened their unruly curls
To match their diamonds and their pearls
With Lucy’s in the skies
As we were waiting for the bus
Times have a-changed a-changing us
Good bye and thanks for all the fuss
And ever-changing styles
We all are guilty of a crime
Of drinking fizzy lemon-lime
There is no reason for this rhyme
It's meditation time
It’s medication time.

About this poem

Combining referential and reverential, this poem pays homage to several popular songs, poems and books

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Written on December 10, 2022

Submitted by Umnickmd on January 10, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 532
Words 96
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 17

Vadim Kagan

Vadim Kagan writes poetry and prose in English, Russian and, occasionally, in combination of both languages. Vadim's poems, bringing together traditions of Russian and English metered verse, have been put to music and performed by local and international artists. His poems have been published in The Lyric, Founders Favorites, The Road Not Taken and included in the Lost Love chapbook recently published by Sampson Low. Vadim lives in Bethesda, MD, where he runs an AI company providing advanced technology capabilities to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. more…

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  • karlcfolkes
    Clever rhyming scheme and use of mixed metaphors in this lyrical piece.
    LikeReply 14 months ago


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