Poem 20150429

Tomorrow is the last day of #NaPoWriMo, but today’s prompt is ready for some reflection:

And now, for our prompt (optional, as always): today, I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a review. You can review either animate or inanimate things, real places or imaginary places. You can write in the style of an online review (think Yelp) or something more formal that you might find in a newspaper or magazine. (I imagine that bad reviews of past boyfriends/girlfriends might be an easy way to get into this prompt, though really, you can “review” anything in your poem, from summer reading lists for third graders to the idea of the fourth dimension).

I’ve been listening to a lot of They Might Be Giants.
we really need to talk
about the gnome that’s in the yard
he was funny when you brought him home
but now he kind of scares me

it’s not my imagination
that his stare has become so hard
i think that you should take him back
and i don’t care if he was free

one star, one star,
one star out of five
it’s all down to me and him
which one will survive

yesterday i caught him
messing with my brakes
he said he was inspecting them
i know that was lie

watching him make coffee
has started giving me the shakes
he wants you all to his gnomey self
and you won’t even cry

one star, one star,
one star out of five
the way the little creep looks at you
is giving me the hives

it’s all right, no it’s okay
i can see where this is going
i’ll just pack up all my stuff
and i’ll be on my way

you think that you’ll be happy
with his wise old face, so knowing
and he’s so witty and urbane
i’m sure he’ll host a great party

one star for the little elf
too, for you, one star
one star for me when i hit the road
but i sure won’t take the car