Saturday, September 12, 2009

I Got a Melon

I Got a Melon

a young guy at work read
my war poems and told
me I had style

I must be doing something
wrong as there are
only two reactions
appropriate as far as
I am concerned

I read your shit, man
and it pisses me off
so much I enlisted
to go to Iraq
with no body armor
just to shoot desert

or this:
I didn’t know we could
still say stuff like that
without getting thrown in
prison like some dissenting


style is for those
who can’t write
but still do write
and especially those who
write about death
and call it a
bitter melon

Randolph Nesbitt

Posted over on Poets Against The War

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