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A Lunatic Night

by Tony Whitaker

a lunatic night
 to the edge
   we ascend
      guitars three
        a few beers
          we expend

        for hours
      on an old
    rock song
T. Rex?
“Get It On (Bang a Gong)”

few things
  in this life
      such a blast
  Pink Floyd
 done them all
in the past

but tonight
  we three
    found God
     in our fingers
     as we cranked
    on our axes
  Green and Kirwan
still linger

so until
  next week
    as we three
      play as one
          let's pray
        we are hallowed
     as we ascend
   to another
  lunatic night
in the Son


Author's Note: Ah, when you have one of those nights where everyone is in form! It just doesn't get any better and it pays to be thankful to the One! And I know someone will be offended by mixing religion with vices. Get over it.

Posted on 01/02/2007
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alisa Js on 01/02/07 at 11:32 AM

and why should they my friend?... last time I checked.. none of us out here walk on water...lol...I think there was only One who could and did..lol.. and last time I checked.. didn't He Himself tell us... to come as you are???? if its good enough for Him..then.. that settles it... keep is real... that's what its all about...!! totally!!..alisa..;-0

Posted by A. Paige White on 01/02/07 at 06:42 PM

Oh yeah! Get over it, huh? hehehe... loved this. I'm far more offensive than you, believe you me. Great stuff. Encore! Encore!

Posted by Mara Meade on 05/04/07 at 12:11 AM

"Flow" is the stuff we hope for. When it happens, its sacred. A great poem came from great flow. There is nothing better.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/17/09 at 09:23 PM

...i would be a fly on the wall if i could...like three kids playing tag...wittengstein said to "work" as though it's "play" that's what ya'll did and look how it felt, i'm envious.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 11/13/11 at 05:18 PM

i actually really like the mix of vices and religion, in my book they have run hand in hand for a long time. after all, isn't religion a vice for some? great write! can't argue with a night like that.

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