Hanged Man, a poem by Clarissa Simmens

Thank you Jamie, for posting on The Poet By Day!

THE POET BY DAY

Ryder Waite Tarot XII, U.S. Public Domain

“’Christ! You know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re going to crucify me'” *



Crow cawing in early morning clouds
Tallest tree invisible in fog
Tarot’s Hanged Man
Initiation into a mysterious world
Odin hung for 9 days
Euhemerizationally** sacrificing his eye
Think of other mythical and biblical
Heroes hung over the centuries
All in the name of knowledge
Ah, but John Lennon
Knew he was a sacrifice
No worse than others
Yet, in his quest for wisdom
He cried out to us:
“Christ! You know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re going to crucify me” *
He knew, he knew
But tell me who
Would assassinate a rocker?
So many of us
Hanging in silence
Smoke and steam
Muffling our dreams
Then…

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2 comments

    1. I agree, Rob! I believe his aunt wanted him to be a bus driver and he, luckily for us, had another view of his life. Being forced to work my entire adulthood to feed my children, I was also a Working Class Hero and it was NOTHING to be…

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