(NaPoWriMo, Day 4)
Will you buy my name?
It is a good name.
I will sell it to you cheap.
You can besmirch it all you like.
You can drag it
through the streets
and burn it in
or out of effigy.
Any way you like,
you can dine upon it and
stain it with the sauce
that spills from your mouth.
Johnny, I’m in for an all-nighter and you just gave me a belly laugh and big ass smile. But you need to develop this some more–it has so much potential for greatness. Thanks. Best>KB
I’m afraid any further potential shall have to wait for another time….Glad you dug it.
Just the same I hope you do work on it. >KB
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I’m doing an all nighter and I just read this and it made me roar with laughter and needs to be shared with lots of people. I present to you Johnmny Crabcakes, A Prayer Like Gravity’s post. Please send all ‘Likes and Comments’ directly to his site.
Hope you don’t mind. >KB
Never, sir. And I guess I have you to thank for the inordinately large number of likes I got on this little knock-off of a poem…blew all my “top posts and pages” out of the water.
Well you deserved it. Best >KB
JCC what on earth are you up to now – selling your name of all things..tut tut young man – and think yourself lucky – I have been on a WP hiatus for a few days, now the weekend I may get back into writing and commenting. I’ll buy your name to stain with the sauce 🙂
Make me an offer, mums….make me an offer.
Thanks–been on a bit of a break myself.
Wow!! Great poem, loved it’s simple but effective message 🙂
Thank you so much–Simple is usually the most effective, it seems.
I agree! Hope you have a great weekend. Keep up the great work and God bless you lots 🙂
OMG, this is so funny. Loved, loved, loved it crab-man.
Thanks Susan–glad you liked it. Didn’t intend it that way but gosh, I guess it does have a sort of sloppy humor to it.
I always love it when I am confronted through my readers with a re-interpretation of myself.
This. This. This.
This is the poem I’ve been looking for.
Golly, and to think I just kind of banged it out. And many apparently find it humorous, which I guess I can see. I really appreciate that you find something deeper(?) here. This is one of those pieces that I feel says more through its simple and few words than it would have with too many.
Thanks so much Nat–
Strangely enough, I didn’t find it funny at all. More like… sad. A sad, half-smiling little thing.
Reminds me of this poem I wrote a long time ago: http://mywordpool.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/write-my-name/
– which provides further evidence to my hypothesis that you and I, friend, are trying to say the exact same thing 🙂
“A sad, half-smiling little thing.” — Yes! Exactly how it felt.
“Write My Name” is now on my reading list…I’ll leave its tab open in my browser until I read it fully, but I like it already.
I think your hypothesis is spot-on. Been thinking that for a while now…
Pregnant and juicy image to leave with the reader. I wanted to hand the subject a napkin. Nice.
Haha–yes! I once served plates to the contestants at a competitive eating competition, and your comment brought that whole gory, grotesquerie back to my mind. It was truly a disturbing and disgusting display of humanity. Funny that I now see there was an element of that memory in that final image that slipped right past my left-brain.
Just let me know when the ebay auction begins…
Spoken like an entrepreneur. Indeed. 🙂
I would say that is almost unfortunately (pun intended!) true…
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Thank you so much–