Summer Poetry

I have never really tried my hand at poetry, but I couldn’t shake these words ringing in my head.  Although I am feeling a little hesitant and vulnerable, I thought I would just put myself “out there” in order to allow you to continue to hear the voices in my head—even when they are shouting from the less masculine side of my nature.

With the end of Summer break upon us, I’ve recently reflected upon the last handful of months.  My boys are back in school—one of which is starting his high school career.  When did I become the father of a freshman student?  Crazy.  So here goes (I’m a little nervous), a completely original poem written solely by myself which I will simply title:

Summer of 2013

Welcome to the new age, to the new age
oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive.

I’m gonna take a good girl
I know you want it
You’re far from plastic
I hate these blurred lines

I’m up all night to get some
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky

I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow

You make me wanna roll my windows down
…and cruise

I know you want it

This poem, my one hundred percent original poem, simply wrote itself.  I was just hanging out this summer, listening to the radio, and the words just came to me.  That doesn’t normally happen, so I hope you enjoyed it.

Unrelated to the poem composed above, these other words came to me too:  Copyright infringement, Florida Georgia Line, Cruise, Imagine Dragons, Radioactive, Daft Punk, Get Lucky, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines.  Although these words don’t seem to flow as nice as my completely original poem, I thought I would include them here anyway.  I’m not exactly sure why I feel compelled to do so, but my gut feeling says that it may be for the best.

There once was a book from me.
Who’s contents were filled with glee.

…never mind.  I think my poetry career ended before it began.

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32 responses to “Summer Poetry

  1. I never did “get” poetry…

  2. Ahh! Love poetry. Although I hardly understand them. Excuse my simple mind. Lol.

  3. Hahaha! Very good, Marcus. So funny that your poetry has somehow made its way onto my mp3 player.

  4. Heard your “poem” on the radio the other day, and I knew, I just KNEW it was all you. Had Marcus written all over it.

  5. Good thing we can’t stop…

  6. Good thing you reminded everyone of your copyright policy, because that poem is going viral. 🙂

  7. I have confidence you can come up with an actual rhyme for “Hug me.”

    The line “You make me wanna roll my windows down” is so profound I believe it speaks to the part in all of us that longs to be free. Or the part of us that ate at Taco Bell and now requires some fresh air lest we die of methane poisoning. Love is like that.

  8. i love it ;it’s as sweet as “dixie crystal sugar”. i just wrote about all those songs, when my toes were in the water and something was in the sand.

  9. “I can’t stop — stop — stop — stop”
    Dude, you’re commenting to yourself again.
    Oh, sorry.

  10. Reminds me of a tom petty song, which is a compliment….

  11. Fun-Guy this made me giggle –

    You came in like a wrecking ball
    Put your hands up, make em touch, touch
    You’re gonna hear me roar
    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Just give me a reason, just a little bit’s enough
    The applause, applause, applause
    Why are you my clarity?

    ~ Darling

  12. Only if we can call it: Et tu, Poetry?

    ~ D

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