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Rubberneckin’ (reformatted)

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There’s a wreak out on the four lane

It’s a bloody gory sight

Some guy’s sprawled on the pavement

 

Fighting for his life 


We all know that we shouldn’t look 


But you know we always will

 

It’s just our second nature 


We’ll never get our fill. 



We’re rubberneckin’ 


Wanna see what it’s about 


We’re rubberneckin’

 

Gotta know who’s checking out 


We’re rubberneckin’ cause 


It don’t cost nothing to look 



Look who’s been in the back room 


Ain’t her hair a frightful mess

 

She’s hiking up her panty hose

 

and pulling down her dress 


Her rouge has seen better days 


Her lipstick’s all smudged 


Looks like she’s had a real good time 


But won’t you let us be the judge 



Cause we’re rubberneckin’

 

Wanna know who she’s been with

 

We’re rubberneckin’

 

We wonder what she's got to give 


We’re rubbernecking, cause

 

It don’t cost nothing to look 



Hey look!

 

What at?

 

Over there.

 

What’s that?

 

My God!

 

Oh yes, I must confess

 

Can you believe your eyes? 



Now you can’t know what might happen

 

Someday it might be you

 

Misfortune just might find you

 

And you’ll have to pay your due 


Don’t worry that you’ll be alone

 

And it should come as no surprise

 

When you find yourself surrounded by

 

The world’s inquiring eyes 



They’ll be rubberneckin’

 

Looking down on you

 

They’re rubberneckin’

 

It’s the natural thing to do

 

They'll be rubberneckin’

 

Cause it don’t cost nothing to look

 

It just don’t cost nothing to look.


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I really like this. I don't know what else to say. I've been on both ends and it's true. Must just be morbid human nature. It's like making sure you catch the news. I'm guilty of it. And repulsed enough some days to make sure I miss it.

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Thanks. Wish I could get this to format properly. Maybe next time I'll actually read the instructions.

BTW, me, I always look.

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Awesome ug! Listen you really should take the time to re-post formatted. I was mentally placing the line breaks. Hey, maybe thats a new poetry form. Make the reader choose the line breaks! Or has it been done? Great rhythm, already singing...

Awesome ug! Listen you really should take the time to re-post formatted. I was mentally placing the line breaks. Hey, maybe thats a new poetry form. Make the reader choose the line breaks! Or has it been done? Great rhythm, already singing a tune to it.

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Thank you. I will try to re format. Just can't seem to get things to work out first pass. It always looks right on the screen but then comes out messed up in the post. Not sure why. Sometimes the texts will post exactly like I've entered them....

Thank you. I will try to re format. Just can't seem to get things to work out first pass. It always looks right on the screen but then comes out messed up in the post. Not sure why. Sometimes the texts will post exactly like I've entered them. Other times I get what you're seeing here. As noted above, I probably need to read the instructions more carefully.

Nevertheless, it sounds like you're in sync with the phrasing intentions. It is certainly a lyric. Think a rolling 1 4 5 blues with a beat swiped from Bowie's Golden Years and a touch of funk.

As for a "new poetry form," I'm guessing that's unlikely. There's nothing in this world that hasn't already been done, though I can't at this point cite a specific reference. Instead, how about a new reality game show called "Phrase That Poem?" Sounds like a winner, eh? I'll give you a cut of the residuals.

Anyway, thanks much. Look for a re format attempt in the coming week. Ug

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