John-Ward Leighton CD

OTHER POETS’ LINES

John-Ward Leighton CD: Other Poets Lines
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Leonard on the sound track
Joanie in the parking lot
Irving dead and gone
trashed by his kids
Paul in the bubble and going to Graceland
some are taking Berlin
some are living in the canyon
listening for Billy’s marching feet
all echoing in memory
with songs that tug at the heart strings
while my own is out there
without comment or applause
and like my pictures of old blues guys
easily forgotten
and through a Tuesday of anticipation
waiting for a distant Friday
while this blank white page teases me
for more easily forgotten words
fresh from an overnight bed
glad my eyes opened
and found an empty page
and a pen
so at least running ahead of my history
I can start again
and work with magic of the times
reading, listening, remembering
knocking on heavens door
and
other poets lines