No need.

I guess I could say a few things

My writing is mostly stream o' consciousness balogna

Sometimes I try for a rhyme

Sometimes a reason

What I lack in character and substance

I more than make up for in pure ignorance

Never would I claim to know anything for sure

To know everything would be too much responsibilty

I like coffee and Sports Center

An American male

Heir to my father's brash stubborness

And my mother's diminutive sweetness

Nothing but love and respect for them both

But Ithink childrenhave to deal more withtheir parents' issues than the parents

A funny childhood in a mad way

A DEA helicopter lands in your yard one day

And you're making home-made icecream and cooking out the next

Being toted along with dad and his drunk biker buddies

Then going to listen to mom's brother's sermon, at his church

A dichotomy of worlds

Polarized then galvanized with my own choices

ReadingKerouac doesn't help

Now I feel that I must make someone laugh

Or I will have to laugh at myself

Rumi said "O tongue, you are an endless treasure. O tongue, you are also an endless disease."

So true, that my tongue has served me most joyously

And tasted such sourness

Submitted: July 15, 2007

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wow rod..really took this in and I think you're better than you know..brilliant is my guess for how you are put together inside...appreciate that you shared this..:)

Sun, July 15th, 2007 1:50am


Thanks so much.
That means a lot, coming from you.

Sat, July 14th, 2007 11:15pm


Brilliant! Good work :)

Sun, July 15th, 2007 9:06pm


You're too kind.

Sun, July 15th, 2007 3:27pm


Bravo!! Devilrod. This blew me away, you truly have a magical knack with words and you have used it to your best with this wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing:D

Mon, July 16th, 2007 12:17am


Thank you. I'm touched that it was received so well. You are too kind.

Sun, July 15th, 2007 6:20pm

A Stranger

You've come a long way Rod. Great piece. Honest with your character imprinted all over it. Your best yet.

Mon, July 16th, 2007 10:59pm


Appreciate the kind comments.
Glad you enjoyed.

Mon, July 16th, 2007 6:42pm


You seem very "in touch" with yourself despite the chaos that already comes with identity. Props :)

Thu, February 19th, 2009 1:23am


Hmm. Thank you. A lifetime of self-analysis, I suppose. Chaos comes with this game if life, and we have to use it for artistic purposes. much love K.......

Thu, February 19th, 2009 7:22pm

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