The Next Beatles Song, by Mark Tulin

I keep waiting for the next Beatles song
sitting by the radio in my psychedelic
I know if I hear it first,
it will be groovy
and I’ll be totally in awe.

I know they broke up
fifty years ago,
but I still wait to hear
their shaggy-haired truth
that will send my rubber soul
bouncing into enlightenment.

Perhaps, when that day occurs,
I’ll wear my new bell bottoms
and desert boots to school,
seeing my old hippie friends
holding finely-rolled joints with legs crossed
on the schoolyard lawn.

I will greet my pals with a peace sign
to show how cool I am
and share my love of vinyl,
the Beatles,
and their brand new album
that would turn my life upside down.

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

20 comments on “The Next Beatles Song, by Mark Tulin

  1. Ah, those were the days, when we were fab.

  2. Gorgeously done Mark…. and yes I too loved the Beatles way back then !!

  3. good one. Mark. just for interest Haruki Murakami has a new story in the current New Yorker called ‘With the Beatles’.

  4. …maybe, when they are all in the next world.

  5. I’ll send it along in a dream.

  6. Awesome post, Mark!!! A sad habit our heart has sometimes – waiting for what will never be again???

  7. Good to know other people also write about the Beatles…very nice poem

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