Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 22 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts   

Sonnet: Losing My Smug Blues

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   5 comments, 2 series
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Follow Me on Twitter     Message John Hawkins
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)

Jirafa ardiendo
Jirafa ardiendo
(Image by mundospropios from flickr)
  Details   DMCA

Sonnet: Losing My Smug Blues

by John Kendall Hawkins

Aren't we something, the way we torture the blues,

to squeeze out little pop songs on young love;

Smiley Silage, her pants on like a glove

twerking, she's often my five-minute muse.

And don't get me started on the milquetoasts;

Men who would warble like Edith Piaf

long-necked, funny, dressed like Dali's Giraffe,

or some weird combination of both coasts.

You have to do the blues just right, live it.

Climb till you've reached the surly face of God

and whomped the smug loner upside his Head,

a glad Icarus falling, smile vivid.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).


Well Said 1   Supported 1   Inspiring 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

John Hawkins Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Chicago 7: Counter Cultural Learnings of America for Make Money Glorious Nation of Post-Truthvaluestan

Sonnet: Man-Machine: The Grudge Match

Outing the Appendix: The Climate Change Wars

Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard

Sonnet: Mother's Day Poem

A Cosmology I Can Live With

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: