Weird Wednesday: Apt Poetry/Apt Cartoons

I drew on of my “The Untitled” cartoons last week, but posted a different one because is was funnier. While editing/formatting my next poetry book, I remembered a poem I wrote last year during the 30 poems/30 days challenge. the prompt read:

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow.

The Day the Earth Stood Still
They came yesterday
And surrounded the world
Humanity braced
For something to unfurl
A voice in our head spoke
In everyone’s mind
The whole world did pause
For a moment in time
It said: We could not put a finger
We’ve been watching this show
A drama, a comedy, or variety
We really didn’t know
Who writes these scripts
They seem somewhat inane
This anger, hatred, and fighting
Felt simply insane
We thought you were acting
Until we realized
You do this by choice
It’s really not wise
Most have stopped watching
It’s obvious too
You as a species
Don’t know what to do
We are going to take over
And rewrite the show
We’ll get you that Oscar
Then we will go

Which made the cartoon I drew last week much more relevant.

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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 trilogy, 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.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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