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Five Years After

by Chris Sorrenti

Rock n’ Roll
why have you abandoned us?
went to a disco last night
someone said you had skipped town

I guess Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
were nothing more than diamond dogs
on a self-indulgent space oddity

© 1978

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Posted on 05/20/2011
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 05/20/11 at 11:37 PM

Brilliant, wry commentary. Absolutely awesome in so few words.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/21/11 at 02:44 PM

...cosmic cowboy! Zackly. good cuter than cute pome.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 05/23/11 at 08:00 AM

an appropriate post when rock'n'roll seems as lost as ever

Posted by Julie Adams on 05/25/11 at 01:15 AM

great little piece, so much said in so few words/lines...I love that you can feel the era in the poem, thanks for sharing this, peace, jewels

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 06/21/11 at 04:37 PM

you are a trip!

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 06/27/11 at 09:36 PM

Rock 'n roll will never die, Chris...hang in there, baby!

Posted by Gail Wolper on 06/30/13 at 08:35 PM

extremely well done

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