Wednesday, April 28, 2010

And Now, for Something Completely Different: A Strange Poem

"It’s Okay – Random Twitter Poem for Apr 27th"
Wanderer Thoughts Poetry (April 27, 2010)

"It’s Okay is a sad poem about a depressed or hurt individual that is living with emotional pain and waiting for someone to comfort them. It is a poem about isolation and being depressed and was inspired by the 16 random entries submitted on twitter (in blue). Thanks to the following players today:..."

The poem:

"It's Okay

"No secret to being happy you hear some say
world filled with an infinity of gullible people
simple enjoyment some foreign revolutionary emotion
as realistic as a fungible salesman in real estate

"Euphony of screaming from the window
some mercurial action to ease the pain this time
sanity thin and frail like a tearing moire
laughter a delicatessen dessert sold out...

The word "fungible" is my contribution. I wondered what Dragon Blogger would make of it. As a noun, fungible means "of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation" (Princeton's WordNet)

In the context of this poem, as a sort of metaphor - I think it works.

And: I can't say that I "like" "It's Okay" the way I like Jello - but I've had days like that, and appreciate the poem.
A tip of the hat to dragonblogger, on Twitter, for putting "It's Okay" together.


Dragonblogger said...

Thanks for the micro review, the word fungible was meant as a metaphor in this case (really lampooning real estate salemen)

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...


My pleasure! Thanks for the 'poet's-eye' view of that word. I like that sort of glimpse into the creative process.

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