Sunday, August 7, 2016

From the Author of Tribune of The People (Coming Next), Dan Wallace Shares Epigone

Epigone (Greek, French)-- a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.   Follow his Blog...and learn more about this poem


Hey man, I knew we’d never be as good
as the old man,
I knew we were epigones
But I never knew that we were that far gone,
way gone.

It goes like this:
You try, and you try,
you try, try try,
But nothing ever works out
the way you want,
the way you expect,
or are led to expect.
So, you just get by,
slide on by.

And the next one comes along
                a little dreamer,
who to invest
With what should have been,
                could have been,

Now here’s your chance:
Don’t let happen
to the little dreamer
tip her off.
Tell all you know and what to do
no matter how it booms
hollow rimming the steel drum
of her mind.

When all is forgotten, when time is done,
you can recall the troops
of thoughts past and present
Manifest your self-knowing,
                tell them they’re not,
             then reach the epicenter of your being
gone again.

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