You, George Carlin — A Postscript   Leave a comment

(I love this Associated Press photo of George Carlin, so I’m sharing it with the following poem.)

You, George Carlin

You,
George Carlin
were a genus
among geniuses
an original

You,
George Carlin
found your voice
by being out of step
and using two-way words

You,
George Carlin
spoke for us
yet to find our voices
as we recognize truth

You,
George Carlin
causing us to listen
knowing freedom
to exercise our demons

You,
George Carlin
observed our institutions
making nothing off-limits
developing lists of our follies

You,
George Carlin
bridged the generations
making funny faces
becoming the voice of Fillmore

You,
George Carlin
were a provocateur
self-expressed new wave,
remaining old school

You,
George Carlin
Made radio human
with sorted disc jockeys
and the hippie dippy weatherman

You,
George Carlin
made words heard
but never believed
now everyone else will listen

kenne

(P.S. The N.Y. Times had a great article on Carlin.  Click here.)

Posted June 24, 2008 by kenneturner in Commentary, Poetry

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