Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Current Events In Iambic Pentameter

Obama
Osama
Salami
Bolony

Bellini
Bellino
Hatari
Pellegrino

Catalina
Carolina
Couldn’t care less
Chattanooga

New edition
Of the paper
Words displayed
About this caper

Cannot  stand
The invitation
Or be bothered
At this station

This event
Anticlimatic
Makes a hero
With semantics

Bunch of bullshit
Killing people
But accepted
By the steeple

Let them have it
Deadly order
I’ll find pleasure
On the border

As I wander
Looking skyward
Seeing stars
And not explosions

Lost emotions
Healing lotion
Locomotion
Soothing music

Won’t explain it
Can’t complain
I didn’t do it
With disdain


Domino

Dominatrix
Dom’s a hot dog
Choose a song mix

Spend a fortune
Getting ready
Travel to
The Serengheti

Rigatoni
Mostaciolli
Ravioli
Cavatelli

Obewan 
As in Kenobi

Makes as much sense

As Obama


His Osama

Leads the news

Understated

I got the Blues

9 comments:

Jeannie said...

Sounds like a rap - getting a beat going and snag a chorus from a popular song...you got a hit!

Pagan Sphinx said...

You've popped back up! :-D

And with a bang. A pop and a bang!

Mel said...

Rigatoni

Mostaciolli

Ravioli

Cavatelli


THIS is the bit that I'll do--even though I'm not 'suppose' to do 'em cuz of the gluten free stuff.

I don't much think I'm very popular right now with a lot of folks, but I'm okay with that.
Last I knew that wasn't my 'calling'.

Blessings to you and yours, sir.
Thinkin' about ya. And the Mrs. And the grands!
Those thoughts bring a smile to my face.
That and the thought of a good pasta dish!

*hugs*

Kim Mailhot said...

You and me both, Man, you and me both.
Peace, light and love...let's hang there, as best we can.

rebecca said...

i am riding right beside you.
sometimes singing, sometimes silent...
always
coming and going in
peace.

mig said...

Wow! That's an impressive piece 'Man.
Wise and funny and sad.

Paula Scott said...

You know, I think Jeannie is on to something! This would be awesome done rap style! Incredibly powerful words, my friend!

Noelle Renee said...

Yes, the less power we give this latest news shark feed the better. I like your poem as well. I wonder why it is that we always think that we have taken the moral high ground by going in to assassinate someone. It makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Thanks for this Joe.
Peace,
Noelle

susan said...

Magnificent!