As Martin Luther King Jr. said sometime before he was racially killed in a severe crime: "Nothing exceeds like excess." For the price of the same token, you could also say that "Nothing fails like failure." And few things fail as spectacularly as a poem that fails. The clunky grammar, confused metaphor and mangled sentiment combine to create a uniquely pitiful result. The question of why this is funny is a question that I don't know the right answer to. But take my hand and walk with me, as we ponder this question, and other questions that are basically very similar. Questions of the heart.
THE PLANT IN THE GARDEN
your love is like the sunlight
and i am a plant
just a lowly plant
groveling around under the sunlight
here in the garden
thriving off your love
since i'm a plant the sunlight helps me grow
the way your love helps me grow is really great
walk with me in the garden, my princess
my princess of the sunlight
and i will say some nice and special things…
…about my love.
GRAND OLD TREE
Grand old tree
you have been growing here for a very long time
columbus and his forefathers and abraham lincoln were busy discovering the world when you were just a shrub.
the dinosaurs were watering you.
with their sacred tears of obedience
because they were in touch with nature
now you are a grand old tree
your life gives me perspective.
because people think life is so long
but compared to your life…
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
we were friends when we were kids.
splashing in the pool.
we were having a lot of fun cause we were just kids.
and it was cool back then.
we were so young.
so innocent and naive
but now that we are older, we aren't kids anymore
since we're older life is more difficult
we have these responsibilities
but i can't say goodbye to the days when we were kids
hanging out and chilling
i wish i could be that kid again.
but i can't because it's impossible to go back in time.