The Beatles



Was it Joe Campbell

Who said we need a


Or we’d go insane?

Think of all the

Modern myths in our lives

Resounding in songs

Gems like

“We could be married

And then we’d be happy”

Hey, thanks, Beach Boys

LOVE the lie

I wonder if John Lennon

Is rocking around paradise


“Imagine all the people

Living life in peace”

His desire didn’t save him

Oh, it’s easy to go on and on

Especially if you’ve

Grown up as a Baby Boomer

Thousands of lyrics

Weaving a mythology

As tightly macrame’d

As a 1970’s plant hanger

No less important

Than the Greek or Roman

Stories passed down

And you know what?

I wouldn’t have traded

Any of those words

And melodies

For anything else

Balms of timeless honey

Keeping the sanity

Along with Santa and the

Easter Bunny

So when The Beatles sing

“All you need is love”

I still believe…


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)