A Bit of the Applause (For John Lennon)


You were the Walrus
Then you were John
You were the Dreamweaver
And now, you are gone

You were a poet
You were a man
They call you a god
They don’t understand

They mourne your death
Say you died for the cause
When all you wanted
Was a bit of the applause.

This was written many many years ago when I was a teenager (Which was longer ago than I really want to admit!) and was originally published on-line in 1997 in the Bagism website’s Art & Poetry section (Exibit #1).