Monday, July 2, 2012

D-I-S-E-S-T-A-B-L-I-S-H-M-E-N-T-A-R-I-A-N-I-S-M. Man.

Today's Summer Blog Challenge prompt is "July 2--Share a poem you've written or just one you like."  I'm no poet, so here's one I like.  It's from an artist I used to listen to "back in the day." her name is Meryn Cadell.  Her stuff is fun, feminist and irreverent.  This might be more "spoken word" than "poetry" but I'm no literary expert.

Spelling Bee


I was the Spelling Bee Queen of 1965, man.

The principal hauled me out of the grade two team spelling bee, out into the hall, told me not to be such a pain in the ass, and not to

B-E-R-A-T-E

the other little children.  Well, I looked properly

A-P-O-L-O-G-E-T-I-C,

but inside I was thinking,

C-H-R-I-S-T.

If this guy can’t

A-P-P-R-E-C-I-A-T-E

the fact that I’ve got a huge

V-O-C-A-B-U-L-A-R-Y ....

well that’s his hang-up man, not mine.”

So I

W-A-L-T-Z-E-D

back into the classroom, stood up on my

T-I-N-Y

chair, and shouted, "Down with The Establishment, man! Disestablishmentarianism!

D-I-S-E-S-T-A-B-L-I-S-H-M-E-N-T-A-R-I-A-N-I-S-M.

Man."



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