By April – May March
Zed changed his name via deed poll
John is a little too common
a little too bland
he wanted an edge, a lamp post to lean on
outrageous he stood with a pink mohawk
multi studded ears and spandex flamingo trousers
looking like a wrestler from the 80’s.
His claim to fame thus far in life was when he was spotlighted
in the lecture hall by Doctor Thompson for falling asleep during
Surely he was not the first man to do this
almost certainly he will not be the last
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Ooo-la-la…what a pic…women wrestlers! From door-to-door saleswomen to apt rabble-rousers…yeah baby; I bet they were selling Kirby vacuums, huh? My money’s on the brunette…the blonde’s too Tori Spelling.
Awesome pocket-poem that tells a gripping story [no holds barred]! I definetly did not yawn while reading ‘Yawn’! I found this info on the silent movie mentioned (which causes the yawn/claim to fame) towards the end of the poem:
Ð‘Ñ€Ð¾Ð½ÐµÐ½Ð¾ÑÐµÑ† Â«ÐŸÐ¾Ñ‚Ñ‘Ð¼ÐºÐ¸Ð½Â», Bronenosets Potyomkin), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a glorified version of the Battleship Potemkin uprising, a real-life event that occurred in 1905 when the crew of a Russian battleship rebelled against their oppressive officers during the Tsarist regime.
Potemkin has been called one of the most influential films of all time, and it was even named the greatest film of all time at the World’s Fair at Brussels, Belgium, in 1958.
Supposedly, the crew revolted when given maggot-infested food…i would have raised hell too! Even though maggots are rich with nutrition from what i hear…
“…he stood with a pink mohawk multi studded ears and spandex flamingo trousers looking like a wrestler from the 80’s.”—classic!
(my favorite wrestler from the 80’s…Kevin Von Erich, barefoot, buff, and beautiful [in a Greek sort of way]).
Nice piece! I could read a book of these mini-bios all day…sort of like Master’s ‘Spoon River Anthology’ except i’d call it ‘Roach Clip Anthology’…it’d make a good chapbook!
Yeah I agree. With all that stuff.