Friday, March 13, 2009

Jimi Poem

I haven't posted any poetry for a while. Today I was thinking about peace, love, and understanding and the late, great Jimi Hendrix came to mind. Most of his poems eventually became songs. I have read that he always considered himself to be a poet first. Here are a few words that he penned the year that I was born.

Written in 1966

My friends of fashion
Turned out to be my enemies of thought
They don't dig the way I'm thinkin'
They say they adore my chequered bell-bottoms
And wine-colored socks
But in reality one of us is faking
So what do I do after thinking about you
And your beautiful long-haired friends?
I just hope and pray that someday
They'll all begin to appreciate the bag I'm livin' in


Loud Larry said...

Topical JH Quote;

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was in the flow.
When I read in lyric or hear in song, poignant, relevancy, I ponder the reality of "old soul".

Megs said...

like it!