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John Lennon- In My Life

Updated on February 24, 2011
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Thirt years ago this week John Lennon was murdered. This is just a short poem about him and how he is still missed but still very relevant today.



A life that's lived

Full. But short.

Poet. Talent. Writer. Fighter. Singer. Rebel.

Music reaching everywhere.

Every nation. Every emotion.

From Liverpool via Hamburg.

Changing the World.

Songwriting, Music, Fashion,Demonstrating, Peace Campaigning.


Man of great talents and great flaws

A leader. Charismatic and direct.


His home New york.

December 1980. Fateful Eighth.

At forty years John Lennon shot dead.

It can't be true. How can it be so. The World in shock.

His life. Affect on so many others.


What happens now.

World mourning.

Thirty years on. Still being missed.

What more he could have done.

Spirit lives on in others.

Inspired by him.

His own spirit and life

cruelly taken.

We can only close our eyes and wonder



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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Just Ask Susan, Thanks a lot for coming over and reading this hub, and thanks a lot for your comment.

      Cheers. Michael.

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      Susan Zutautas 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Well Suburban Poet said most of what I was going to say. Except I didn't have the look alike cousin. Very nice Tribute!

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi The Suburban Poet, Thanks for coming over and reading this and for your great comments. I have a vivid memory of when John lennon was killed. I was only 14 so i wasn't so much a fan of him or The Beatles at that point but i just remember a lot of people walking around in disbelief, seemingly for days. Later on when i became a real fan of his music i could appreciate even more what a waste it was to lose so young one of the most talented musicians or singers ever. Cheers. Michael.

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Excellent tribute michael and I'm glad I was alerted to your hub... I grew up on the Beatles having seen them on the Ed Sullivan show and I cried when Lennon was shot and wept silently for a moment when George died. George was my favorite for a variety of reason not the least of which my older cousin's name was George and they looked amazingly alike down to the long hair and everything. I learned to play Hey Jude on the piano at the age of 11 and my first album (to all you young 'uns that's that big round black plastic thingee that goes in a circle) was Meet The Beatles... I played that constantly...

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi acaetnna, Thanks a lot for your comment. Much appreciated. Michael.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Lovely tribute. I learned how important John Lennon was from my parents. Great words here.