Yes, the debt to Paul Simon is glaringly evident, is it not?




How To Read This Poem

in a kilmerish voice
joyce
with a lyrical bent
brent
with a swollen-up head
ted
in a dangerous tone
joan
after too much juice
bruce

like a hydrogen bomb
tom
like a dyspeptic cat
pat
like a last-minute fill-in
dylan
like a lunatic mob
bob
or a roostering hen
jen

like a worshiper awed
claude
with a listing of names
james
like the manliest man
dan
like a delicate spike
mike
like a hickory ham
sam

like a finicky eater
peter
like a thousand-pound whale
gail
like the sharpest of tacks
max
like a child frail and small
paul
like the mentally ill
phil

like an eighteen-wheel truck
chuck
like a romantic lad
chad
like a gut full of barley
charley
like the home fires burnin'
vernon
like an oyster's pearl
earl

like a prim head of state
kate
like a cross-dressing fella
ella
like a joker so merry
jerry
like a smith at the forge
george
like your very best pal
al

like an overwrought phony
tony
like a classroom unruly
julie
like the moors waste and barren
karen
like a field lush and green
jean
like orbison cryin'
brian

in a voice dark and scary
mary
like a bad stomach flu
stu
like a computer glitch
rich
like a bird on one leg
peg
in sequined garb
barb

like an overripe melon
ellen
like an overworked brain
jane
so loud that we wince
vince
so soft that it's gone
ron
with a pretentious pose
rose

like a bright summer day
renee
like stormy weather
heather
like an intricate web
deb
like a dude down-at-heel
neil
like lear on the heath
keith





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-11-18 at 03:03

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shells
You can bawl Paul, this is better! Loved it and smiling, you gave us some Tom!
2018-11-20


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
this is the bomb
tom

(that's a compliment!)
2018-11-18


Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
Loved it! Laughed with it! And I found myself changing my mental voice as each line rolled by!
2018-11-18