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Insert a tragic misunderstood life.

Pretend to be brooding if the aforementioned is not possible.

Remove any shred of a sense of humor

Replace with apathetic reverence of man

And a pretentious belief of self-importance.

Find ways to drop oft forgotten synonyms into the lines

Why bother being straight forward?

Beat the iambic pentameter and the couplet

Until they fully submit to you.

Attend a renowned school with an extensive literature department

But then drop out to travel the world.

However, don't travel but end up in some town no one has ever heard of.

The alternative route is to 'keep it real'

By using four letter expletives as nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.

Insult those who praise your work.

Insult those who criticize your work.

Insult those who never read your work.

Stuff everything away from the outside world

Since they are incapable of understanding it.

You may also place everything out in cyberspace

with an avatar picture of a cute cat,

Or an sublime abstract painting,

Or face shot of a twenty something female pouting her lips with vacant eyes,

Or an abstract painting of a female cat with pouting eyes and vacant lips.

Then and only then pass away.

Thirty or more years after your death someone somewhere will realize your genius

And share it with the rest of the world.

You will get the acknowledgement  you so deserve.

Does this sound like too much work?

It is but there is a simpler way.

You could see the horizon so much better

If first you pulled your head out your ass.



You could probably sit more comfortably too.