Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DMC: "The Advice of Spike" by Charles Waters





THE ADVICE OF SPIKE

Spike Lee sits next to me
Arms crossed, sad as can be,
He begs me, “Please, do the right thing
Never again attempt trying to sing.”

© 2015 Charles Waters. All rights reserved.


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8 comments:

  1. Love this, Charles! You always manage to "do the right thing" when it comes to writing poems!

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  2. Ha! I hope everyone knows who Spike Lee is-so funny to imagine him being so thoughtful.

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  3. Do the right thing, don't sing. Really? I bet you sound great in the shower!

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  4. Very clever. Thanks for sharing this here.

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  5. Thanks for highlighting me, Michelle!

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  6. Ha! Very good.

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