August 30, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




Don’t Hit the Road, Jack



President George H. W. Bush

Is getting older,

And his visits

To the doctor’s office

Are more frequent,


But I pray for his health

Because every time

America loses

A prominent Republican

We lose

An icon of American music –


Reagan took Ray Charles

And McCain took Aretha


We can’t afford to lose

So much musical talent –

There are no legends

To replace our legends…


So perhaps,


Need to pass away

In private.






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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