My Take On Jack Kerouac

March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969

On the road, I dropped my load of karma,

and picked up my pack of unpredictable playing cards.

Dealing myself a fortune, while standing on my head,

I proceeded – pen in hand – smoke in mouth,

holes in the soles of my shoes.

And I’ll be damned! The world took notice

of the emptiness contained in the pockets of my pants,

and ignored a coin or two on the floor – lucky for me!

I guessed “Heads up!”

and the tail end of life passed me by.

© Uncle Tree


15 thoughts on “My Take On Jack Kerouac

  1. Thank you, Niamh! 🙂 I have an incline table,
    and I hang upside-down every morning
    to keep those back-buggers away.
    Head rushes are common.

    😉 Peace, Keith

  2. LoL, Susie! We’re all facing the end,
    unless you’re walking backwards
    on the ceiling – that is. Then only
    your shadow would be about face.

    😉 Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

  3. Life is full of surprises. One never knows what will happen. Still, you hope the wheel of opportunity will stop on your number, but it never did. However, one day you woke up and realized that you are at the tail end of life and opportunity does not happen here.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Uncle Tree. Your posts always seem to find a path to my inner man. God blesses.

  4. Yes, Caro, I do. Jack did the old style headstands.
    Hanging by your feet is much easier accomplished.

    Nice to see you here this morning! 🙂 Hope you feel better now.
    This is my favorite quote of his. You may know this one:

    “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
    ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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