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Below is the poem entitled BEATLE MANIA which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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George    The quiet one    The unsung beatle
Long mop of hippie hair framed sparkling eyes
in marked contrast to his sensitive searching soul
He wanted to sing to flowers and watch them grow
But fame came knocking    tarnishing his inner light
with the breath of a million screaming girls

He lamented idly watching the world tumble
through troubles    while his guitar gently wept
The sun shone behind the locked door of his heart
to allow him to be able to say    It’s all right
His words penned in beloved fragrant gardens
Old spirituals    reborn as he begged God to hear
and rediscovered the wonder of his sweet Lord

Tears of the world dripped from his eyes
as he cried for love and peace on Earth
Too soon    he was only a breath away from Heaven
And as he once said    All things must pass 

Penned October 16, 2013

Inspired by George Harrison’s quote, “I wanted to be successful, not famous.”  
And some of his songs; While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, My Sweet Lord, Behind the Locked Door, Hear Me Lord, Give Me Love Give Me Peace On Earth, Breath Away From Heaven, Tears of The World, and All Things Must Pass.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2015 9:40:00 AM
    This is one of my favorites Monterey, I really enjoyed rereading it.

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 9:34:00 AM
    I used to play a lot of Beatles in my guitar, Paul's uncle taught my sisters at school. My neighbour had a fight with Ringo in the early days. Great tribute. well done. best wishes. Pete.

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Lots of insight here, I loved the music but I never learned much about the men? congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Yea Monterey!! Well deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:07:00 AM
    George was also my favorite...I literally WORE OUT the album 'All Things Must Pass'...Elegant tribute to a great artist who is sorely missed...Congrats, Monterey (Love that name!) - Tim

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Monterey, Congratulations on your win. Awesome Beatle Mania Poem.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 4:09:00 PM
    a MOST well deserved win, sweetie. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:39:00 AM
    many congratulations on your win Monterey xx

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:37:00 AM
    - Beatles will never die! - Think I could the text on almost all the songs. - "Happy Times"! - A contest that was fun to take part in! - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM,MONTEREY !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Loved this.........a nostalgic journey back in time! Congratulations on your win!!!

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Oh you go me Girl ! I love George .."While my guitar gently weeps " That has so much meaning . This is a Sure 1st place ! Great Job Monterey , I believe George himself is smiling :) Watch "The last testament of George Harrison "

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    Date: 11/19/2013 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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  1. Date: 10/18/2013 10:59:00 AM
    This really moves me Monterey! You inspire me to reach down deeper. Outstanding!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Great work honoring George of The Beatles..Enjoyed reading this work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:48:00 PM
    wowowowow, you did GEORGE great justice, lady. LOVE yours. Of the serious ones, it is the BEST.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 2:01:00 PM
    this makes me goooey all over, monterey... i was influenced by older uncles to listen to the beatles when i was young and i got hooked... i didn't know georhe composed the other songs you listed!...wonderful stuff!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:58:00 PM
    - All the girls were in love ..... golden times .... - Very well written Monterey !!! - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))