Friday, September 17, 2010

Breaking the Rule!



BREAKING THE RULE!

I AM OLD! I'M BEYOND ALL SHAMING!
THEY TELL ME THIS IS KNOWN AS 'FLAMING'!
PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE MY BETTERS
SAY I MUSTN'T USE CAPITAL LETTERS!
BUT I HAPPEN TO LIKE THEM! THEY LOOK SO BOLD!
I'M AN EXCEPTION....... BECAUSE I'M OLD!

*

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WE AREN'T THE WORLD!

'We are the World?'
You know, I really doubt it.
Although we couldn't live too well without it.
Maybe it's this, our terrible conceit,
That's leading us toward our own defeat.
Human beings are, of course, a part,
But they didn't even show-up at the start!
They made a really very late arrival
And no-one's putting bets on their survival!
The dinosaurs seemed lords of all creation
But ruled for just a limited duration!
As million after million years went by
'We are the World!' they often used to cry.
But they were forced to take a final bow.
Tyranosaurus Rex! Where are you now?
We're not the world! So let us be more humble!
Lest our bright egos take a nasty tumble!
We can enjoy this world in all its glory,
But we are not the heroes of the story.
*

11 comments:

umamaheswari anandane said...

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE!
I AM OLD! ...CAPITAL LETTERS!... LOOK SO BOLD!
I'M AN EXCEPTION....... BECAUSE I'M OLD
I like the above lines :)

Your poem we aren't the world targeting at the ego's that present human's have is really nice too

gautami tripathy said...

CAPITALS,CAPITALS!
BRING IT ON!
I SHUN PUNCTUATIONS
WHY MAKE AN ISSUE
IF OTHERS DON'T AGREE,
LET THEM GET A TISSUE
CAPITALS, CAPITALS,
OLD..ER..BOLD IS GOLD!

gautami tripathy said...

And here is mine:

ode to un-punctuated verses

Mary said...

And then there was e.e. cummings!

I used to try to emulate HIS style.

Derrick said...

You use capitals if you want to! The language and context should show whether you are ranting or merely being capricious. I love the message in 'We aren't the World' too!

Diane T said...

YOU ARE SHOUTING, LOL! Your choice of course!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE BOTH OF THESE. OLD PEOPLE NEED TO FLAME ON OCCASION AND IT'S WONDROUS TO SEE. BOTH THE OLD AND THE BOLD, AS WELL AS THE LESSON OF THE DINOSAURS. OH YES! THANKS AGAIN, YOUR USUAL PITHY STATEMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

ELIZABETH

happyflowerwordzoo002 said...

So enjoyed first line about age and 'beyond all shaming' for this seems an unexpected gift of aging. One is less self-consciousness and acts from spiritedness within. Am appreciative of social observation overturning pop culture slogan, We Are The World. Also appreciate the skillfulness of the rhyme and meter of line flow.

barbara said...

do people still snipe at you for caps? you'd think that with so many using wonky little keyboards that would be a lost cause
...she said with no caps from her iPod (which corrected it's own name.

ravenswingpoetry.com said...

Your first poem made me laugh, and your second one made me stop to think. Nicely done.

-Nicole

Linda said...

Laughed when I read that first poem and wanted to shout--GO GIRL GO