John Lennon's Favorite Nightmare

John Lennon:  "The Walrus was Paul."
John Lennon: "The Walrus was Paul."


NOWHERE LAND's
Still as 'twas:

Unchanged from...
Twenty years ago, today.

The projects outside
Strawberry's Field,

(The ghetto streets of
Penny's Lane)

The long and winding road
cuts through them,
Like an en route Hamburg train.

Lo! The WALRUS!
Lo! The
Eggman!!
Lo!
The wisdom, bowie-sharp,
And guiding you through... Golden years!
Lo!
If it's true Paul was a walrus,
Who exactly then was Billy Shears?

Koo Koo, ah- CHOOO!!

True, VERA'S now a prostitute,
True, Chuck and Dave have both gone gay

(Note To Self- The flat they lease
Off Abbey Road,
Expires on the First of May.)

Does anybody know, or care,
About what's Beste for poor ole Pete?
An acid dip? An acid trip? A placid, flaccid acid sheet?

Poor bloke's opportunity's lost, drifting off,
Like butterflies to,
Like butterfiles fro,
Like Beatles, high, and Beatles... Low.

I read the news today, Oh, Boy!
Sigh
... Don't bring me down.

He's looking glum,
And's looking down,
‘Cause all those holes in Albert's Hall
No longer utter any sound.

"WHAT'S the story," Asked morning glory.
"Of such the dramatic, long-faced dude?"

"Well, could YOU smile, amidst the fashion,
midst the style?
"If what should have been Y
OUR epic ode ended with:

Laaaaaaah, La La, La-La Laaah Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah,
Hey-ey Jude
. . . . ."



© 2007.

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R. Martin Basso 8 years ago from California Author

thank you jykeith...sorry it took me 3 months to get around to saying thanks for your kind words.


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R. Martin Basso 8 years ago from California Author

thank you shirley.... sorry it took me 3 months to get around to saying thanks for your kind words.


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Jykeith Comal 8 years ago from Cincinnati OH

I like it......


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

John would be proud. As the world's oldest living Beatlemaniac, I especially appreciated this. Thx, Reid.

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