Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a humorous rant. In this poem, you may excoriate to your heart’s content all the things that get on your nerves.
When I read this prompt, I thought “Great! Two of my favorite things: humor and complaining.” Turns out it’s not so easy…to stop.
Ready...Set...Rant! We love to complain It’s a right we have you know As I began to write The complaints started to flow There are so many aspects Of everyday life If you have a few moments I’ll tell you of strife I wake up with the birds Not the melodious type The crows in the trees Gearing up for a fight When the tomatoes looked red Under the produce light Then I bring them home And they don’t look quite right Bananas bright yellow When picked the best bunch Three days later They all ripened at once (Don’t get me started on the avocados) We can put a man on the moon You’d think that they could Make toilet paper perforations That tear as they should You bought the pet You must feed and walk it Don’t be a jerk Pick up your dog’s s@%# Running out of time, so… “I” before “e” except every other time you think you’re correct You thought you right but then “What the heck?” The woman who threw her cigarette on the ground before entering the store When I called her out, she shrugged and chose to ignore The guy who zoomed past, cutting me off the other day Then turned on his blinker and turns right away I’d like to go on I need to bring this to an end I’m just making dinner And my rice is boiling over (again)
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 19
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available for pre-order: The Second View