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Ode to John ( Remembering John Lennon who died this day 1980)

Ode to John ( Remembering John Lennon who died this day 1980)

When I was just a kid, I lived at number 253,
and never realised just who lived right next door to me.
My bedroom wall was his wall too,
our windows faced the back.
The outlook that we both looked on
dictated our life’s track.
When I looked out I saw the grass, my fathers joy and pride,
but I thought grass was always greener on the other side.
So spent a life just searching for the key to make things fit,
but never found the answers and became a hypocrite.
But  he looked out that window and found an inner passion
That later gave him inspiration to write the song ‚ÄėImagine‚Äô
I don’t remember if he sang alone whilst in his room,
or strummed his fender quietly whilst whistling a tune.
His wit renowned, his writing too, but most of all his songs
spoke to an age to try to change and rectify the wrongs.
He was no saint, he was a man who thought so lyrically,
and never knew he lived next door to me at 253
 

Remembering John Lennon Killed 39 years ago today.

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StevieC

seems like only yesterday......

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lodigiana

It certainly does! thanks so much  xx

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Chris Bond

A great poem about a great man , His music will always live on .. Lovely piece of writing X

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lodigiana

So pleased you enjoyed it ..I often wonder how music would have developed had he not died...thankfully we do still have his music to listen to.thanks so much Chris for your comments  xx

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KIERAN1369

A marvellous and fitting tribute Lodi 

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GREG TUCKER THE...

Wonderful poem. I love the beatles. Did the tour in liverpool a couple of years ago.  

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lodigiana

Ah yes  happy days indeed and loved all their work..thanks so much for reading it Greg xx

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Lorna Caizley

I love this, John Lennon contributed so much to music, he was a true artist

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lodigiana

You are so right Laura! The world was a place with much more  hope and  promise in it  when  he was  alive  than it is now..he was not a perfect man but his music touched us all..really appreciate  your  comments  xx

 

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A Lonely Journey

Loki! 
Seriously??!! Did you really live next to JL? That is so cool! I lived next to the Menstralbaums one year. It was fun, except sometimes they threw things at me. They weren't famous or anything, but I thought you might like to know that. 

Anyway, that was a beautiful tribute. I really liked John. Was Yoko there? 
I love the Elton John song, Empty Garden, about John Lennon. 

Beautiful write, my wonderful Grammy. 
I've missed you. 

Matthew. 

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lodigiana

Hello my lovely! I hope your neighbours were good kind people who threw only good things in your direction,like the odd bit of good luck tied up in a kind comment...this was a time before Yoko ¬†when John was just a boy and like most of us had dreams in his head that he managed to mostly make come true..As in ‚ÄėEmpty Garden‚Äô His door was one that Elton and I both dreamed of knocking on...so lovely to hear from you my honorary ! Xxx

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