Hymn – Jack Kerouac

Hymn
Jack Kerouac
….
And when you showed me Brooklyn Bridge
…. in the morning
…. …. Ah God,

And the people slipping on ice in the street
twice,
…. twice,
…. …. two different people
…. …. came over, goin to work,
…. …. so earnest and tryful,
…. …. clutching their pitiful
…. …. morning Daily News
…. …. slip on the ice & fall
…. …. both inside 5 minutes
…. …. I cried and cried

That’s when you taught me tears, Ah
…. God in the morning,
…. …. Ah Thee

And me leaning on the lamppost wiping
eyes,
…. eyes,
…. …. nobody’s know I cried
…. …. or woulda cared anyway
…. …. but O I saw my father
…. …. and my grandmother’s mother
…. …. and the long lines of chairs
…. …. and tear-sitters and dead,
…. …. Ah me, I knew God You
…. …. had better plans than that

So whatever plan you have for me
Splitter of majesty
Make it short
…. brief
Make it snappy
….and bring me home to Eternal Mother
….today

At your service anyway,
…. (and until)
…. ….
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from: Kerouac – Pomes All Sizes; City Lights Books, 1992

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