You, George Carlin — A Postscript   1 comment

I wrote this poem 12 years ago. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

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

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

— kenne

(P.S. The N.Y. Times had a great article…

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Posted June 23, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “You, George Carlin — A Postscript

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  1. I really liked your poem. A tribute to a great comedian and actor like Carlin.
    My greetings

    Liked by 1 person

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