After averaging three poems a year since 2003, I inexplicably wrote two this month alone. Unlike with my fiction, I never apply myself to creating poetry and I don't really know where it comes from. This poem, I started to think of after once again singing along to the radio while driving down the highway. Seriously, Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin is the greatest driving song ever.
I imagine all of my poems set to different tunes, but I have little musical creativity and so only a couple of them (King Of The World, Radiant) have original tunes. For the rest, I steal from popular songs. This poem I imagine set to the tune of Wonderful World by Sam Cooke. It even follows the same pattern in the placement of the word "but" to show contrast. Since I have no plans to develop any of my poems, any musician is welcome to take my lyrics to create a song. Just put it on YouTube or something and let me know so I can link and listen to it.
I ain't got any friends I ain't got money to spend Don't have a bank account Don't have life figured out But I've got a car that goes And a song on the radio And I'm happy for no reason at all
I ain't got any bed Got no place tonight to lay my head Got nothing on which to gnaw Except a box of raw pasta But hey I've fancy clouds above And a radio station I love And I'm happy for no reason at all
Some say I drive too fast! Some say I play my music too loud! But I say that all those people! Are just tryin' to get me down!
Now I've got a rash on my face And my shoes are as porous as lace And my mother just called again To remind me of my every sin But I've got a highway to drive And it feels good to be alive And I'm happy for no reason at all
But now the cops are on my tail And I think I'm headed off to jail And I'm happy for no reason at all
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Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.