Bus East Poem by Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

Lowell, Massachusetts

Bus East

Rating: 3.7


Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a friend
5 years ago - other furies other losses -

America's
trying to control the uncontrollable Forest fires, Vice

The essential smile In the essential sleep Of the children Of the essential mind

I'm
all thru playing the American
Now I'm going to live a good quiet life

The
world should be built for foot walkers

Oily
rivers Of spiney Nevady

I
am Jake Cake
Rake
Write like Blake

The
horse is not pleased Sight of his
gorgeous finery
in the dust Its silken
nostrils
did disgust

Cats
arent kind Kiddies anent sweet

April
in Nevada - Investigating Dismal Cheyenne Where the war parties
In fields
of straw
Aimed over oxen At Indian Chiefs
In wild headdress Pouring thru
the gap
In Wyoming plain
To make the settlers
Eat more dust than dust
was eaten In the States From East at Seacoast Where wagons made up To dreadful
Plains
Of clazer vup

Saltry
settlers
Anxious to masturbate The Mongol Sea (I'm too tired in Cheyenne -
No sleep in 4 nights now, & 2 to go)

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Benjamin Biesek 14 November 2012

An Arresting development from Jack

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Kenneth Ncube 30 May 2014

Nice work and keep it up

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Jawad Al Harake 01 December 2017

I invite you to read my new poem 'The Truth' and thanks in advance: https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-truth-282/

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 December 2017

His poems speaks straight to you, as the reader. To his family: CONGRATS with his poem BUS EAST as The Poem Of The DAY. I am so sorry for him after having read his entire biography notes here. He is a handsome looking poet. Saddest that he died at the age of 47. A TEN for all his emotions in this amazing poem. May he rest in Peace. Sincerely, Sylvia Frances Chan, Dutch poetess.

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M Asim Nehal 01 December 2018

I fully agree with your comments.....

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Richard Wlodarski 01 December 2018

Classic Kerouac! Gotta love it! For those of you who like Kerouac, I invite you to my Poetry Page. Search: Kerouac. You'll find 40 poems I've written.

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 December 2018

Unable to Control the muse of nature! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 July 2018

(.....prev) Oh one drop of blood is laughing behind my venomous teeth! I'm civilized! and I only stand on peace feet! And I greet you all to learn from my civilized myth! I'm civilized! I'm civilized! I'm civilized! Really! ! ! oh funny trader crawling as viper! ....

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 July 2018

I'm American and I'm civilized! Really? I'm European and I'm civilized! Really? I'm Australian and I'm civilized! Really? I'm Asian and I'm civilized! Really? I'm from Antarctica and I'm civilized! Really? I'm only civilized! Really? (cont...)

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langston 09 March 2018

this is dumb as

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