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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