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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

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.)

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