Verses for N. Greenbaum

Never been a sinner  – I never sinned.  I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He’s gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky…
Norman Greenbaum

Judah’s gelt  in fuzz guitar
cymbals cling

Spirits rise as souls descend—
hippie ears ring

Babylon’s theft: the temple bereft
earthly vessels

Stoned apostles; Jesus people
(Jacob wrestles)

High theology, low symbology
dealer slang

Green the budding branch, the buzz
symbols clang

Sixty-nine/seventy: youth unheavenly
overjoyed

False revival. In survival
shines the void.

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