Konch Magazine - For Dick Gregory; Our Leader, Our Truth Teller by Sam Hamod

FOR DICK GREGORY; OUR LEADER, OUR TRUTH TELLER
 
that white beard
shaggy white hair, never fooled
me, or anyone who had a heart
soul or active brain, you could
punch, counterpunch, swing a
roundhouse home run across
the eyes, bloody nose of a fool,
you always knew where the wind blew,
and if it was clean or dirty, and too often,
it was full of lies, but u cleaned it up,
fast
faster than a raygun, and u knew
what ronnie raygun was all about, that he
was a fraud, a senile actor, who fooled
too many, but never fooled you, nor
did the false history books stand up
against your sharp eye, heart and knife--
 
we shall miss you, but you are
still here and every time, we miss
a step or let ourselves be deceived, we'll
hear your voice saying, "come on, get
with it, you know better..."
 
and with you as our guide, we will
always know better
 
(c) sam hamod, 8.20.17