Friday, December 17, 2010

A Slacker Once Shamed, My Honor Reclaimed

A couple of weeks ago, I posted something about International Post Your Poem In A Shop Month (IPYPIASM), which, if you haven't heard, involves writing a poem and clandestinely leaving it in a shop (hence that part of the title) where it will be enjoyed by all and will add to the merry mood of the holidays. My effort was a bit lame at best, as I neither wrote the poem that I displayed, nor did I make any effort to leave the pub to display it. Still, it was something, and actually fit quite naturally with my half-assed approach to things in general.

Well, it turns out we're being graded! "We" as in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! In fact, the entire North American continent has provided just two (2) instances of IPYPIASM celebration, while Scotland and Ireland have been slowing down the googletubez altogether with their constant uploading of versal verification.

So to you, 'Murka, my apologies for shirking my patriotic duty. And to the pioneers and tireless poets of this movement across the pond, I apologize as well for not representing my country in the manner that I should have. It is truly appalling that while the U.S. consumes over 25% of the world's oil, it produces less than 3% of the poems posted during IPYPIASM. This is unacceptable.

In my first step toward what I hope is redemption, I wandered down to the 2x4" section of the local Home Depot:

Above: Stopping By Wood On A Snowy Lunch Break (it was a bit Frosty outside today)

Be honest with yourself in life
And think ‘bout what you told your wife:
“I’m just going bowling with my buds …”
But you’re here alone, and eyeing studs.

Yeah, it's pretty bad, but, you know, baby steps toward Poet Laureate.


Niamh B said...

Most impressive work Acorn!

Top of the class (for today)

NanU said...

I love it!

Emerging Writer said...

made me laugh out loud I wonder how long they last in place

Titus said...

Impressive, particularly the siting. I like the appeal to a specific audience.
Hip Hooray for the U S of A!

The Dead Acorn said...

Well, thanks, all! I hope to get downtown tomorrow for more, and I think I can get The Live Acorn (15 year old daughter) in on this. It's a little addictive.

Emerging Writer said...

Finally got my act together here

Peter Goulding said...

Absolutely wonderful. Matching the poem to the location is something we haven't quite mastered this side of the pond but you have it down to a tee.
The continent's honour is well restored and more.

Kat Mortensen said...

Well done and very witty!