shayarisms4lovers June18 262 - Lou Reed Never Wore Brown | A Poem by G.S. Katz

Lou Reed Never Wore Brown | A Poem by G.S. Katz

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The original Punk
Kid from Long Island
Who blasted into our Rock psyche
Alcohol Haze
Sweet Jane
New Sensations
Walks on the Wild Side
You could always depend on Lou
Always in our NYC mantra
Gays before there were Gays
Hard women
Transsexual lullabies
Lower East Side
Pain because it felt good
The music
Searing guitars
Off key slightly
Seedy one night stands
Sex in cheap hotels
With bad lighting
Somehow it wasn’t so bad
When Lou sang about it
One thing is for sure
Punk is wounded
We lost our Captain
Who went quietly into the dark night
R.I.P. Lou
You will be missed
Thank you
For never wearing brown……

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 55 - Song of the Boy | A Poem by Roy K. Austin

Song of the Boy | A Poem by Roy K. Austin

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He is the boy with a wooden toy
and as now is never then,
he fashioned me as the man you see
and lives with me in the memory
that we visit again and again,

I don’t think how he is with me now
as we smoke in a tinker’s hollow,
as we wave and climb from the grasp of time
to have no sense for the morrow,

had lots of fun with a flying bomb
when the the search-lights combed the sky
’til the blasted fact of the broken glass
left uncle Jack with one eye!

What rumbled above left hope below
when sirens would wain and wax,
when hate fell in the dead of night
while lovers laid down on their backs,

and through it all as we recall
we shook at the apple – trees
and bruised we were as the windfall there
when the vicar was down on his knees,

when father came home with a shoulder roll
defending the northern seas,
to remember how he returned no more
from fighting a mad man’s disease,

how our world was large and endless
as we straddled a farmer’s mare
when we both would ride to the other side
where time has no purchase there;

to feel goodbye with the past inside
is a song of comfort and pain,
as I leave the boy with a wooden toy
to depart and return again..…

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