As you know by now, it’s National Poetry Month! Our friends at Poetry.org suggested “30 Ways to Celebrate“, and we’ve got our own way to honor the art, craft and joy of poetry. We call it 30 for 30 (Twitter hashtag #30for30), and over the course of the month, we’ll be posting one poem a day from community celebrities to poets with enduring legacies.
Today’s Poem of the Day comes from Komplex, the host of Thursday’s (April 5, 2012) Open Mic Poetry at Hyattsville:
nice and unexpected
eyes closed tight
head on collision
with a kiss
child-prodigy performs emergency surgery on very sick teddy sincere inner sense
witness gives thanks
Twist of fate, garnish of favor and voila!
good news on bad day
good trip around old way
persistent ray of sunshine
i think i can i think i can
climb over this “deeprecession”
her frown turned upside down
an exquisite wedding on a day so gloomy
a good surprise ending to a really bad movie
a private conversation in a crowded room
christmas in june
5 days of warm when the news called for 4
This just in! Abrupt end to pointless war!
big finish slow start
big fish no sharks
ny’s eve, nyc no gunshots
no new year’s day deaths
dressed in black
ever seen a star dance?
or heard the song the wind sings
to autumn covered trees
felt the warm kiss of a sunrise
or tasted a midnight ocean breeze?
it’s a little bit different
its a little bit magnificent
there is walking thru a mall
and walking thru a waterfall
skimming the top
and skimming rocks…a little bit different
is there a restaurant or country you’ve always wanted to go to?
someone you feel really ought to know you?
who says you have to wait til new year’s to make a resolution?
what if it’s like october and you’re feeling inspired?
karaoke never killed anyone
but regrets cause cancer
so it’s a bridge….jump off
so it’s a plane…jump out
you only die once
but you have to live every day
don’t knock it til you’ve tried it
just to be sure
it just might be….nice…nice and unexpected