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he is leaving home

                            
                  In great respect of the band I grew up listening to
                       as sure as Mom passed down Saturday Chores 
                      for I had been chosen to scrub bathroom floors `

                    Yet a familiar sound would bring me to keep scrubbing
                       The red album, The blue album , The White album 
                        Then .. Abbey Road , always remembering the sad look on
                  Ringo's face ,  something hard to understand underneath~
                       
                      I get it now, what you were saying all those years ago ,
                    the many sad lonely tears , secret tears , secret fears 
                    For Maxwell's Hammer was a real one . It wanted silence

                    Going back ..remembering when John Lennon died 
                      I was in Arkansas saddened with the world .
                      Then seeing his face saying " Drag isn't it " 
                      No .. this was not my hero in music and song .

                      he was a stand in hired William , he filled his shoes 
                      bringing diversity to create so much beautiful music from loss

                       One left standing , alone;; grief struck on back cover ~
                       The other identity hidden, tried to be part of ..coming together
                                                                                                                                                                        
                            his  world of secrets
                        He to suffers today , in fear , Faul~
                       
                        Too many years gone by .let us tell the Truth. Let us be free
                         The very sad long and winding Road ~
                         Let us Bury our real Paul. 

                         No more " Mystery tour "
                             No more fear 
                                Let him be in peace ~


           Inspired by " The Last Testament of George Harrison , Is Paul Dead ? "

                





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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:26:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your poem tonight. Well done. Warm thoughts, Ralph

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    Date: 7/6/2014 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank-you! just read for the 1st time your sweet response. had to edit , and still ..it needs work .
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Yvette, Another well deserved win for you!

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Craig , I loved your poem :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win! Stunning poem. Where do I find The Last Testament of George Harrison? I want to read it.

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You need to order it , "Is Paul Dead ? The last testament of George Harrison " well worth it ! It sent chills up my spine ! It was out last year , then quickly removed from the shelves .. It is an account of when George was attacked in the hospital , He had his wife come in with a recorder , for he thought he was dying , and many say ..it was the attack that did take his life later.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Shanity, , Congratulations on your win. Awesome Beatle Mania Poem.... xox~ LINDA

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Linda ~ This was a fun contest !
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:40:00 PM
    I think this is an great piece for the contest...enjoyed reading your poem tonight...congrats on your win :)

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Sandra ! It is a bit controversial , If you do ordered the movie , you will see how it inspired me ! I suggest any poet , writer , lover of Beatles watch "is Paul Dead ? The Last testament of George Harrison " Too many written song lyrics ...by lennon.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 4:20:00 PM
    I can see you are a big fan, Shanity. I don't really understand about Paul. I even heard a rumor that there was another Ringo going around saying he was the real one instead of the one in Hollywood! Anyway, good writing and congrats for your win.

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always say to the highest skeptic , order the movie "is Paul Dead ? The last Testament of George Harrison " There is another movie by Martin Scorsese m, George 1 & 2 . This is a film made during his hospital attack , when he thought he was dying.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:41:00 PM
    I will DEFINITELY have to order this movie now Shanity...Congrats on a fine win - Tim

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh , you do need to order, again ..it was taken off the shelves very quickly as it came out , then Martin Scorsese did, George 1 and 2 . This is a tape that was recorded by "Sure sounds like G.H. to me, in the Hospital , and if true , is one of the most amazing rock hidden secrets ever ~
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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You will love it ! It actually sent chills up my spine ~
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:55:00 AM
    congratulations on being on the winners list Shanity xx

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    Date: 11/19/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you , you had a winner as well !!
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:42:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Shanity

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    Date: 11/19/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Joseph , a great contest !
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:56:00 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, SHANITY !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))

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    Date: 11/19/2013 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    much agreed ! It was a very fun contest ..Love SR.
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Yvette, thank you for the beautiful and tender tribute to a historical group. :) G.

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    Date: 10/9/2013 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my sweet friend and wonderful poet !
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 2:51:00 PM
    this is an amazing very beautiful piece of writing really enjoyed

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    Date: 9/19/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my charming Irishman ! For a brief minute. I thought "The Queen " was coming for me , May God Save her ~ that is a little joke ! love , yvette
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:30:00 PM
    I love the Beatles..had the white album , I remember the disc jockey with the story .

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    Date: 9/18/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes ! The DVD will chill your bones " Is Paul Dead ? " even if you don't believe , why would John Lennon & George go to that extreme to say what they said !
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 12:44:00 PM
    WOW! This is amazing! I remember all of this and I love the way you remember it as well....Well done dear poet! As Always, Shar

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    Date: 9/17/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you ~ I had been struggling a bit with the controversy here ~ That is what we do when we write .. allow one to perceive ! Thank-you , love , Yvette