MS (9th December Nineteen Fifty / Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland)

Bob Dylan, And Me.

I know Bob Dylan well.
Grew up with him,
We all did.
He was the voice
We didn’t have.
Said the words
We didn’t know to say.
Such words.
He saw and sang
Of things we saw
Yet wouldn’t speak about.
Where we were awkward,
He was talkin’ out.

For forty years
I’ve looked up,
Listened up, to him.
Now changed, aged, yet
Both forever young,
I’m glad we grew together
In interesting changing times.
We never met,
But it’s alright.
We spoke.
We played our parts.
He needed me to listen all along.
The singer sings
So others hear the song.

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Comments (14)

klap klap klap a dedicated fan...
A great tribute to a great poet. Congrats on having it selected as poem of the day!
Grew up with him, we all did... great line
An unconventional and contemporary relationship between a renowned singer and his fan remembered and delineated beautifully through this lovelypoem. A great tribute to Bob: I’m glad we grew together / In interesting changing times / We never met / But it’s alright /... The singer sings / So others hear the song.
The singer sings! And his friend puts down the notes. Nice dedication.
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