Leslie Philibert

(6th March 1954 / London, England)

A New Footnote To Howl


Howl for the dollar suckers, the shake amarni makers
Howl for the rolex souls with their calls to Frankfurt
Howl for the poets who quote in Italian who don`t know how to laugh
Howl for the ice children waiting for buses
Howl for the mobiles with cheap words full of soap
Howl for sons who drive to funerals in cabrios
Howl for the droners who giggle when killing
Howl for moons falling into beer-sodden parks
Howl for kid angels sorting junk in the morning
Howl for gods who wear pictures on their arms
Howl for bombers chasing whores in the sky
Howl for the motherless kissing tins in supermarkets
Howl for the acid faced brides of a lost country

Howl for the pissers, the quick fixers and the holy drinkers
praying on pavements.

Holy occupy holy resistance holy lennon holy allen holy
ernesto and all the prophets who know that
everybody is truth, let them be blessed for
the hard days to come. moving.

Submitted: Monday, September 03, 2012
Edited: Sunday, September 09, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A New Footnote To Howl by Leslie Philibert )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bri Edwards (1/24/2013 5:02:00 PM)

    i tried this one on and it didn't fit. maybe the next one will. thanks for sharing in any case. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/3/2012 4:44:00 AM)

    howl as coyotes
    howl as wolves
    howl at ourselves?
    or at our otherselves?
    howl without a sound?
    (I think it's time to stop and look around
    there's a man with a gun over there
    telling me I got to wear...) ...buffalo springfield (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Never, Never, Never Give Up!, Denis Martindale
  2. Deep Within, Lilly Emery
  3. State Of Terror, Naveed Akram
  4. صرخة ألم, Sossi Khachadourian
  5. chibok girls, ademola oluwabusayo
  6. Inaudible Words, Naveed Akram
  7. Russell's Loss, Paul Hartal
  8. Truth Lies - Kid's Stuff -howtobuilddefe.., sEaN nOrTh
  9. The Man I Met, Buxton Shippy
  10. The Penance Of Unguarded Selfishness., Bazi alis Subrata Ray

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]