Get Your Premium Membership

John Lennon

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Maurice Yvonne.


On the day  that John Lennon died,  people were just going  about their business  as they did every day.  Mark David Chapman  was reading  Catcher In The Rye  void of his holy self.  He would have had to  Imagine there’s no heaven.  John took the elevator  down from his room  at peace with his belief  that there was  no hell below us.  He stepped out  on that fateful day  over him,  over everyone,  above us only sky. On the day that  John Lennon died,  people where just going  about their business  as they did every day.  Imagine, all the people  living for today.  Chapman talked to Lennon. Just before he killed him. He was singing "imagine  there’s no countries  because it isn’t hard to do." Chapman shot his  hollow point bullets,  without cause,  there was nothing  to kill or die for  and no religion too.  What a senseless killing,  how senseless killing is.  I imagine all the people  living life in peace. John fell to the ground,  a pool of blood beneath him.  A preacher on a soap box  unaware of the horrific act  that had taken place  was spewing words   that never belonged  to his soul but filled  the tin cup he was holding.  He yelled loudly,  ‘you may say that I'm a dreamer  but I'm not the only one’   a woman in the crowd hummed  ‘I hope someday you'll join us.’  A teenage couple under  their breath followed with  ‘and the world will be as one.’  Amen! They say when the police arrived  Chapman was reading his book.  Imagine no possessions,  I wonder if you can. The Detectives did not wait  for an ambulance. They rushed John Lennon  to the hospital. They weren't looking for credit;  they had no need for greed.  The preacher had left  with his tin cup full,  no need for more or hunger. At the hospital the air was  like most emergency departments,  people comforting people  who themselves needed comforting.  A brotherhood of man. In a hospital with its tragedies  life is more than real  you don’t need to imagine  all the people sharing all the world.  It just is. You can hear  their hearts  beating in tune,  singing  ‘You may say that I'm a dreamer  But I'm not the only one  I hope someday you'll join us  And the world will live as one.’ 07~11~2014 Maurice Yvonne Sponsor: Kelly Deschler Contest Name: I Love Rock n Roll

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

123
Date: 4/20/2016 3:58:00 PM
Great tribute to John. Love the poem -- hate Mark Chapman!
Login to Reply
Date: 2/19/2016 11:30:00 AM
A nice tribute!
Login to Reply
Date: 12/24/2015 6:04:00 PM
GOURGEOUS POEM)
Login to Reply
Date: 11/30/2015 1:39:00 AM
I was rather unsure of the poem when I first started to read it...but as it carried on it pulled me right in! A brilliant piece of writing, my good friend. My very warmest wishes and best regards! :-) john P.s A Seven +
Login to Reply
Date: 9/25/2015 12:51:00 PM
John Lennon is one of my all-time favourite people. He was my favourite Beatle and particularly love his music. I enjoyed your poem and the way you tied 'Imagine' into it. I like your imagery. I could see it and sense it. Wonderful poem eulogizing a genius.
Login to Reply
Date: 9/23/2015 11:18:00 PM
This Poem ought to be commended for its profound brilliance. I praise your commitment to the remembering of great artists that are so easily relegated to the past tense even though they still live in us today. Lennon however was much more than just an artist and this he made clear with the masterpiece called "Imagine". You have indeed written a piece that has touched me personally as a fan and a fellow artist but also as a writer and lover of poetry. Thank you and well done.
Login to Reply
Date: 4/1/2015 11:35:00 AM
Home Run. The juxtaposition of lyrics to observations are perfectly balanced. A fine homage to the ultimate dreamer. ~TH~
Login to Reply
Date: 2/16/2015 1:21:00 AM
Hello Maurice, Congratulations in Kelly D's contest. Always ~LINDA
Login to Reply
Date: 2/15/2015 10:35:00 PM
Maurice, CONGRATS on your awesome placement ~ SKAT ~
Login to Reply
Date: 2/11/2015 6:53:00 PM
Maurice, this is like an all time favorite.. So much I could say, just know I adore this winning work!
Login to Reply
Date: 2/7/2015 2:35:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Armand :-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 2/7/2015 1:14:00 PM
John Lennon will not be forgotten and neither will your poem. I remember this being one of the best entries in my "Rock n' Roll" contest. Congrats on your win and thank you for participating, Armand!
Login to Reply
Date: 12/29/2014 12:19:00 PM
Great choice for Best 2014 poem. Congratulations on your win Maurice.
Login to Reply
Date: 12/26/2014 10:23:00 PM
MAURICE, sweet, sweet, and sweet... Awesome Best of 2014 poem, and win.... Congrats.... Linda
Login to Reply
Date: 12/23/2014 1:14:00 AM
Such a moving piece of music and poetry... It is great to see this on the winner's list once again. Congratulations to you, Maurice!
Login to Reply
Date: 12/21/2014 1:05:00 PM
Hi Maurice, I'm just getting around to reading all the winners in this contest...another congrats to you! Hugs, Rhonda
Login to Reply
Date: 12/19/2014 9:48:00 AM
Good morning Maurice. I rated this a "7". Great job. Earl
Login to Reply
Date: 12/19/2014 6:02:00 AM
Wonerful write Maurice! Congrats on big win!
Login to Reply
Date: 12/18/2014 1:25:00 PM
I love it, Maurice. You have placed this tribute where it can last for eternity if needs be. Ringo was my favorite; but they were all four of four kinds. Congratulations
Login to Reply
Date: 12/18/2014 10:20:00 AM
A well crafted write Maurice... Congrats on your win
Login to Reply
May Avatar
Joseph May
Date: 12/18/2014 10:21:00 AM
Can a sad song be made better?
Date: 12/18/2014 8:36:00 AM
Hi Maurice, I remember this precise moment in time. John Lennon and The Beatles were the best of the best. What a monumental lose for music, art and humanity. This is a great lyric and poetic tribute to the man and his music. Well crafted and delivered. Congratulations on a noble win. A true 7 fav. rating. Earl
Login to Reply
Date: 12/18/2014 5:20:00 AM
Absorbing write, a great work, congratulations on the win, Maurice
Login to Reply
Date: 12/17/2014 4:11:00 PM
congratulations on your win Maurice, already made this a favorite :o)
Login to Reply
Date: 12/17/2014 4:10:00 PM
congratulations on your win Maurice, alreayd made this a favorite :o)
Login to Reply
Date: 12/17/2014 4:09:00 PM
congratulations on your win Maurice, alread mad this a favorite :o)
Login to Reply
123