Monday, May 3, 2010

Scott Kaestner

TUFF GONG


“emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;

none but ourselves can free our mind.”




as the lion who roared

melodic whispers –

redemption

is but a spliff

and a song

away



sweet

soulful

symphony



silky

smoke

slithers



a heavenly ascent

descending

vibrations



music soothes

spirits dance

bob marley

eternal



reggaes

rastafarian

angel

1 comment:

  1. from Phil Turner:

    Well, since I have an opinion about nearly everything, here are my thoughts on this poem. It could have been more original. It is simply too familiar and insubstantial to have any effect on me. Marley was above all else a philosopher. It is through his way of explaining the world that any poem about him should be written. A knowledge of his songs and where he grew up (Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica) should be more than enough to put some real heart into thoughts about this man.

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