You might have noticed that the Monkey Prodigy has been doing more and more videos lately, including some pretty fun poems. So I tried to read this one in his style.
So often when the family is enjoying a day together Micah finds a pen and paper to write down some of the crazy things we say, “quotes of the day” we call them. They are usually just random punch lines, non sequiturs, or faulty replies to misheard questions. If we don’t write them down, I guess we fear that we’ll forget. That’s something the young writer and his father have in common, a desire to capture the fun and remember it, rejoice in it and pass it along. We don’t always get the chance to do anything with them, except try to save them as evidence of our family’s insanity, but sometimes they become fodder for stories and poems. Like this poem for instance.
Micah couldn’t be at this Poetry Under the Paintings (PUP) event, and so I put this embarrassingly dramatic and silly reading up for his benefit, and so that he can groan and hide his head when his friends, nudge him and say, “Hey! Isn’t that weird guy your dad?”
Oh yes, and that beautiful young man playing the keyboard is non other than my partner, BPK from the WBarreguy channel on YouTube. He says he has a lot of work to do on perfecting his channel, but then he always says that, but please go visit him anyway, and don’t tell him I gave you the link. 😉 One of my favorite features there right now is the Stevie Nicks playlist.
- Unhappy Wedding, PUP and Personality (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Recorded Live at the River Gallery Exhibit (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Ends and Odds with Snow White and the Spokenverse (dadpoet.wordpress.com)