Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 21

Big Tent Poetry- What you would shout down the street
PA- A ‘second thoughts’ poem

On Second Thoughts, I’ll Keep My Mouth Shut

Hey, Mr. Hoarder,
yeah, I’m talkin’ to you
with all that tacky furniture
and stuff stacked high
out the garage
onto your driveway.
Man, when you gonna take down
that there blue tarp piece of crap
trashin’ your rooftop and trickin’ the birds
since Hur’cane Ike blew through?

@laurie kolp


Unknown said...

Nothing more to say!

Anonymous said...

See, that's the difference between us, Laurie. You would keep you mouth shut. Me, I'd be a tetch more gentle but still... I'd put my foot in it! (And I wonder why they rejected my resume at the U.N., LOL)
I felt EVERY moment of this poem, and his name is Legion! Thanks for a sad (him) but funny (you) take. Amy

Laurie Kolp said...

lol- Thanks, Kim and Amy.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Ha. I liked that. Just the sort of thing one is tempted to say but is usually smart enough not to. :)

Oh and thanks so much for participating in my latest Limerick-Off!

Maggie said...

LOL. Perfect. Blue tarp should be in our state flag. (Wisconsin) Or, it should be our flag. : )

vivinfrance said...

I would have shouted, if I could summon up the nerve. More likely, I would have turned the other way!

Elizabeth said...

One of the things I love about writing. Here we can say all the things we wouldn't otherwise. Thanks for the smile this morning,


flaubert said...

I agree with Elizabeth, that which we cannot not voice, we can write.
Good one, Laurie.


Erin Davis said...

You tell'm, Laurie! Nice.

Tumblewords: said...

Well done. I'm going to check to make sure you're not talking about me. I've grown a little shiftless. :)

Cathy said...

Good idea, one never knows if a hoarder has a cache of guns too. But I know the feeling, there's a house I past on the way to work. I'm like, time to take down Santa Claus

Laurie Kolp said...

I guess everyone knows neighbors like this. Yes, Christmas lights need to come down.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Love the sassy rhythm!