john lennon

MEMOIR: WORKING CLASS HERO (IS NOTHING TO BE)

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How in the world

Would parents force a

Fifteen-year-old

On the subway

From Snyder Avenue

To York-Dauphin

To work at an optician’s

Known by her aunt

Five in the evening

(Already dark in winter)

To nine p.m.

Alone

Some days so herded in

Couldn’t sit

Always seemed to be

A man in the crowd

Dry-humping

Virginal me

Winter coats smelling

Of camphor and sweat

Late at night less bodies

Perfected a scowl

Making no eye contact

Best to look crazy

As if I gripped a knife

Under my smelly, heavy coat

But finally able to afford

Denim and faux leather

Mini dresses, jeans

End justifying the means

On the rodent wheel

Of consumerism

To working class status

But no hero, oh no…

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Subway entrance, Philly

 

https://youtu.be/njG7p6CSbCU  John Lennon, Working Class Hero  (YouTube)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN HAIKU (An Everyday Message)

*A Reblog*

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ALL WE ARE SAYING

IS THE MESSAGE OF WORLD PEACE

STILL REMAINS VALID

 

©2015, 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

https://youtu.be/RkZC7sqImaM  YouTube Video, John Lennon, Give Peace A Chance

 

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