Friday, July 17, 2009

There's no countenancing

A poem. By me. For you. Yup:

There's no money after twelve

and there's no countenancing things either

like why is it that after you become engaged

you're suddenly the expert on relationships

marriage

dating

all that jazz?

and another thing

why is it

that no one appreciates the good oldies

though they say they do

and they'd rather read

the new and ugly?

because really

there's much better shtuff out there

but no

they want new

innovative

garbage

even though

as I say

they say

they'd rather stick with the classics

but it's not true

who knows?

beats me claude

30 comments:

Sebastion said...

nice poem! though i dont remember ever giving you that title :)

Altie said...

you are not.

if new is as good as old, it wouldnt be ugly.

e said...

TRS, you're reading this at the poetry slam tomorrow night? You better, or else...

The Real Shliach said...

J: which title?

Altie: I am not what?

e: or else what, white boy?

Sebastion said...

Listen honky, you aint no master of relationships.

The Real Shliach said...

True that may be, but it doesn't stop the whole smicha from considering me as such.

Cheerio said...

those poor smicha boys...
i agree with e. this and the italian one too, please!

e said...

are the smicha boys still in motown?

e said...

re: "or else what"

or else you'll miss the chance to hang out with the coolest people in crown heights and share your poetry with them.

Cheerio said...

e. awww. the coolest people? really?

The Real Shliach said...

Cheerio: et tu brute?

e: some of them are.

e2: there's got to be an aphorism here-"a proper comment in the proper place is like..."

Cheerio: will there be AC this time?

Cheerio said...

as in... air conditioning? yeah...

The Real Shliach said...

What else could I have possibly meant?

Cheerio said...

just - was there not AC last time?

le7 said...

Yeah, there wasn't?

The Real Shliach said...

I don't remember-was there?

Sebastion said...

Ok i see what you mean now. Yes you totally have to go to the slam now. Its actually a law that if yot write a cool poem you have to read it in front of the coolest people there are i.e. Poetry slam.

The Real Shliach said...

Maybe. Maybe.

Altie said...

agree with sebastian, on both counts

sarabonne said...

I like that last line best.

The Real Shliach said...

http://www.amazon.com/Meanwhile-Back-Ranch-Reading-Rainbow/dp/0140545646

Altie said...

oh ya chinese dude. i TOTALLY get what u are trying to say.

e said...

This is Google's translation from Japanese to English:

We have recently run away from home like a bulletin board is covered in the media, and wrote many messages are runaway girl walking across the country stay a local Internet cafe. They are going to play as soon as the men he met at the board I have no money. Why even write you back an answer

Altie said...

awww, u think we should try to help her? or him?

The Real Shliach said...

Help+Spam=Lose your pants.

The Real Shliach said...

And btw, thanks e.

e said...

so my gmail ads are all in japanese.

e said...

Sheesh! These japs won't leave us alone!

Altie said...

Japs sounds like teenage girls.

Do you know what they are saying? Maybe it's a call for help.

e said...

translate.google.com

It's spam. Probably once the first one left a comment, the japanese spam computers started to think that people here know japanese.