"How Am I?..."

"How Am I?..."

A Poem by Chris

WPOM 9/8/2017


Friday was “World Poetry Open Mic” - 8 PM MTN (10 PM EST) - a live podcast out of

Denver, Colorado (on most Fridays) - http://www.worldpoetryopenmic.net/ .  Poets from

all over the world call 720-240-9766 when prompted by the hosts to present a poem or two 

(sometimes three) live.  It is a good show well worth the listening … you ought to stop by.


This past Friday I was asked:


"How Am I?..."


Ohhh - let's see

…hyjinks, lowjinks, jackjinks -

do we have game?  Anybody?

Any bodies?


Life HAS been "interesting"…

all kinds of goooood things.

All kinds of NOT so gooood …things.


Gratuitously, over the top…

uh huh

just the way we NEED to be -

filling a Friday's silence


bright noise.


Next, We need a Zombie apoc

to fill the mind with

a reset

while we pause

to dance in the waves

- as Jose follows Irma follows

Katie follows earthquake

...follows Harvey -

waves rolling, rolling by...

rolling, rolling, rolling on-the-river*.



Talkin' newclear fireflies

Glow-in-the-dark da'licentiousness


swim in the rain

swim in the pain


watch endless unreasoning hate


- the end of DACA -

the end of DACA …IN 6MONTHS

so Congress that does NOTHING

gets the chance to do NOTHING …again.

Counting …counting…


Gratuitous, over-the-top


endless unreasoning hate…


Live within the world

that it seems we didn't really know

as we end in ways

we didn't expect…

gratuitously over-the-top




You know -

Pennywise, the-Dude-that-walks,

Darth Vader...


are made up nightmares

just like near ALL the

fears we ...WE...empower.


Yeah - it's gratuitous, over-the-top

now ...always Friday night now...

filling the silence


bright noise.


Gotta love it.


WPOM 9/8/2017




* "Proud Mary" of CCR fame and the grit of Tina Turner leaked from behind my eyes.

© 2017 Chris

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Your words although rare, make the mind leap, Chris. Your days seem to be full of thought after thought, not the casual or frivolous. Yet, you consider make-believe v. realiy in in all their guises with humour, with music, with whatever hits your core at the time!

Posted 1 Week Ago

Wow Chris--thanks for the link--i will definitely
have to check it out. Hearing poetry the way it was spoken in the mind of the poet is always nice. Reading your poetry is always nice too! thanks,

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

So glad to hear you are still around putting out your thoughts to the world. Loved this one, Chris!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Debbie Barry

4 Weeks Ago

What do you mean, "thinking about" it? You've been doing some terrific writing lately! I've been r.. read more
Wendy Seames Garner

3 Weeks Ago

LOL Debbie!
Debbie Barry

3 Weeks Ago

LOL It's true.
Much a do about everything, where nothing is done, because responsibility of action no longer count, unless it is to blame someone else

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Good morning... I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
u need to read this aloud to an audience
like the part where tell it like it is
the do nothing congress like all of your sentences endless unreasoning hate is potent whew good poem

Posted 1 Month Ago

marilyn 1225

1 Month Ago

oh I just saw-- you read it this past Friday!!

1 Month Ago

The Friday BEFORE Sept. 14th
marilyn 1225

1 Month Ago

ooh okay thanks!
Chris you words are a forest of genius, tripping me up, tripping me down, tripping me all over the ground. Enjoyable! Remarkable!


Posted 1 Month Ago

Relevant, rhythmic, clever musical litany of current chaotic calamities...Tina Turner rolls the reel and we watch the flashing, strobing cinema of real nightmares and “made up nightmares...We empower”. Profound, intense, superb poem Chris!

Posted 1 Month Ago

Very intriguing piece I love it

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

I even answer questions... who'd a thunk. There IS a bit of sarcasm intended and if you check the l.. read more
Great writing chris, a lovely rythmic feel to it and a great use of words-I remember CCr and 'proud Mary' well, -great work

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

So many "things" interact in our lives
George Coombs

1 Month Ago

Very true Chris

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