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Old 11-06-2019   #94
Yokosuka_Mike
The Beat Goes On
 
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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Age: 64
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My friend had brain cancer
I told him write a poem
He said he was Korean
I told him write a poem
His parents were from Philly
Cheesesteak sandwich
And all that
I told him write a poem
He died right after that

What happens when we care
What happens when they die
Why do we ignore poetry
In Philadelphia some folks cry

He was an engineer
A graduate of MIT
His parents mapped his destiny
Picked his bride
Bought his ride
Paid for everything
This is the dream of all Koreans
Work hard and die
Happiness is an occupational lie

What happens when we care
What happens when they die
Why do we ignore poetry
In Philadelphia some folks cry

I'm left with a vision
My friend's smile on his face
Black hair, black rimmed glasses
A genius not a race
He never wrote a poem
To hard he told me
But just before he died
He wrote a note of things he spoke
"**** me" was all it said

All the best,
Mike
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