T for Tom


Posted in poem by johnsontoms on August 5, 2011

Bukowski was a dog and Burroughs wrote about hell on earth

and some say there’s none worse than Sade

but it was Frost who said

“nothing gold can stay.”


For the man who led us down the road less travelled

that’s a hard way to live and I’d like to think

that such a short order on hope

is no way to dream.


So give me the dogs and hell on earth

that I can find my way in the words

because pain in their lines comes from the pain of life

but anyone who says gold will not stay

is surely doomed to the same.


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