20th Century Cento

you must be the change you wish to see in the world,

for those who think your light is too bright,

feeling good as lovers can, you know,

i’ll be clickin by your house about two forty five,

that’s why i had to get my khaki’s pressed,

by the hot sun emptied, blistered and dried,

to the man who only has a hammer,

everything he encounters begins to look like a nail,

there are no facts only interpretations,

two forty five came and passed to four fifty two,

he did not stop by

heard it from a friend who, heard it from another,

but it was only rumor and suggestion,

flowers for the day,

to make amends,

no need to hammer there is only peace

and in embrace khaki’s grass stained,

love found splendor and forgiveness in truth.


dramatis personae

Line One- Gandhi

Line Two -Cat Forsley a great Canadian singer and musician

Line Three- Panic At The Disco !

Line Four-Tom Waits

Line Five -Frank Zappa

Line Six -Rudyard Kipling

Line Seven and Eight – Abraham Maslow

Line Nine -Me

Line Ten -REO Speedwagon

Line Eleven to Sixteen – is all  Me


5 thoughts on “20th Century Cento

  1. haha…this is awesome….from the title on…and i love your ecclectic references as well and from various types of sources…i tried to do that same…some lines i was familiar with, but seriously this is great…great flow…and some nice messages in there as well…


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