A Dear John Letter

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl #245 & NaPoWriMo – Day 3, Write a fan letter.

Words:  threads, root, endless, brief, erotic, witness, claim, grace, rave, empty, feed, speak

Dear John Lennon,

What a rare, graceful person you were.
Speaking for generations, you sang
your music loud and clear–threads
extending through every country.
Who else can claim the talent
and influence you exerted
for too brief a time. You fed
and emptiness in people–energized
them, united them. We were witnesses
to your sometimes erotic nature,
and your endless attempts to espouse

I await your deep roots to flourish
once again. The world needs you.


Still A Fan


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to A Dear John Letter

  1. C.C. says:

    Great fan letter 🙂 My favorite Beatles song is “In This Life”—so lovely 🙂

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  2. Jae Rose says:

    We certainly need a figure of peace to believe in – i don’t know if it’s a sign of getting older but we seem to be losing a lot of iconic figures this year..and no one seems up to the job of replacing them – A clever use of the Dear John device also

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  3. Amen, sister! The world needs another Lennon.

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