Remembering George Carlin Five Years Out   4 comments

(I love this Associated Press photo of George Carlin,
so I’m sharing it with the following poem.
Click here to go to the George Carlin website —
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)

You, George Carlin

George Carlin
were a genus
among geniuses
an original

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


4 responses to “Remembering George Carlin Five Years Out

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  1. Great man, much missed!


    • “I wanna live. I don’t wanna die. That’s the whole meaning of life: Not dying! I figured that shit out by myself in the third grade.”


  2. He was so smart and alert. I remember that last concert of his and he was as sharp as a tack. What a wise man. Nice post


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