30 Days!!

By eleven November, deliver a record
The Beatles’ contract tightly drawn
Two albums a year

In mid-October they came together
They were fab but..come on!
No pressure here

Thirty days, sixteen songs
An album plus a forty-five
Plus a Christmas tune for fans Great Britain

Thirty days the race was on
To keep their string of hits alive
And none of the songs were written

Paul and John usually took this on
But now they were getting help
If I Needed Someone

George’s song and it came along
With Think for Yourself
Here comes the son

Just returned from an American tour
Loved being  back back in the U.K.
Long road took its toll

Abbey Studio was the cure
And they put away Yesterday
And gave us Rubber Soul

Dostoyevsky penned “The Gambler
In about a month or so
And then there’s Jack

Kerouac a 7-year rambler
But wrote “On the Road
A thirty day insomniac

Genesis takes precedence
Twenty percent as long
The world and all its people

But God’s relevance
is pretty much gone
We worship still The Beatles

In the beginning was The Word
But it’s in the middle of the first side
Followed by Michelle

And in the end as John observed
Time to run for your life
If I fell

Once, I have fallen a thousand
For the brilliance of this art
What goes on is just so good

I don’t know what allows them
To take my soul my heart
Into their Norwegian wood


For more information on the recording of Rubber Soul and other Beatles’ albums, check out the films of Scott Freiman.

Throughout November I am writing a poem a day in an effort to raise money for The Center for New Americans, an organization that is located in Western Massachusetts and does great work in acclimating our new citizens to their new homes.

You may help by going here.

If you appreciate my efforts and my work please share.

Also, most of you know I am moving to Oregon at the end of the year. Before I leave I will bedoing two shows.  Both will be in Amherst at the NACUL Center at 7:00 on November 30 and December 7. Proceeds will benefit The Center for New Americans.

I will be joined by these fine musicians: Joe Ricker, Andrew Atkin, Dave Haughey, Billy Klock and Dan Thomas.


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