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Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and me

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noah j
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on the open road with the wind


0 posted 05-20-2003 05:31 PM       View Profile for noah j   Email noah j   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for noah j

I am not in a supermarket at California, Allen
I do not travel to Denver on a whim, Jack
I just sit and watch the America you helped form
I write without the help of drugs
I personify middle America
And i hate myself for it
I live through the people of the past
I take in their deeds so that I am not forced to act
Damn you, Jack and Allen
You stole all the good ideas
Struggling poets are no longer romanticized
They are scorned and laughed at
Poetry is no longer
Romance has escaped from our lives
We are zombies
I follow behind leaders who know what they do
The walking dead, Jack
We care not for your feeling, Allen
Yeah, to be young was great—once
To travel the continent with a youthful zeal was great
But what do you have to say to me—
A petty little man
With no dreams and no aspirations.

the only people for me are the mad ones-mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at once--jack kerouac

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Margherita
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Eternity


1 posted 05-20-2003 05:55 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Ahh the dreams you lost along the road ... may you discover new ones. Every generation has its own dreams ...
Very strong piece, so well written.
Margherita
Aenimal
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the ass-end of space


2 posted 05-20-2003 09:32 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Loved this impossible to follow their acts
Midnitesun
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Gaia


3 posted 05-21-2003 12:36 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

they would have told you to go make your OWN pathway and LIVE every moment

sounds like maybe you've been immersing yourself in an roadtrip adventure story
QjQ
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since 04-18-2003
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4 posted 05-22-2003 09:03 PM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

well did and written

QjQ

mytuesdaywishes
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a voice from the musicbox


5 posted 09-20-2003 12:07 PM       View Profile for mytuesdaywishes   Email mytuesdaywishes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mytuesdaywishes

ahhh....you are pure poetry. who cares what people think of poets these days? let THEM live their petty little lives, you keep being the miracle. you know how it goes, "dont let them bring you down, it's only castles burning..."
and as for those of us who are poets, well "we understand each other on all levels of madness" -jack :̃

and even when everything was wrong, and we were mad at the world, it was still beautiful.

wayoutwalt
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TEXAS (it's all big)


6 posted 06-21-2004 01:32 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

beautiful poem.... best i have read in a while outside a poetry class. stupid reply huh?
 
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