Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flag Man

Flag Man

He lives in the square

He's got cement hair

He can't find his shoes

He's got nothing to lose

He's the Flag Man...

He's holding his staff

He's good for a laugh

He thinks he's a hunk

With his 'roid-shrunken junk

He's the Flag Man...

He's set in his bones

Like those columns and stones

Come take a peek

He's been dead for a week

He's the Flag Man...

He's got nothing to say

His whole world is gray

Flag Man

He's frozen in place

Flag Man

He can't move his face

Flag Man

He's twenty feet tall

He can't move at all

Flag Man

Flag Man

He's more perfect than us

He just missed his bus

Maybe he can flag down the next one.


apologies to Adrian Belew, whose song "Gun Man" may have been ever so slightly ripped off here!

for One Shoot Sunday. Photograph by Walter Parada.

Oh, and....Happy Birthday to me!



Kerry O'Connor said...

How could one read this and be unmoved?
Such satirical wit to strip bare the male ego on a fine Sunday morning.

Loved it!

Brian Miller said... it...small junked man should know better than to try artificially inflating the wrong part...trying to make up with it by the size of his flag...this was fun shay!

happy happy happy birthday!

happy happy happy birthday!

happy happy happy birthday!

2U 2U 2U!!!!!

Glynn said...

This is great fun, but there's also an underlying seriousness - as if he's using the flag to call attention and to disguise at the same time.

wurdz said...

daaaam lol!i was hoping that you wouldn't go there but you did.i'm in tears over my bagel and juice!hell yeah!

Anonymous said...

roflmao! Too funny! Thank you very much!
Happy Bird Day to you!

faye said...

Happy birthday Shay .....
I will force myself and have cake...
just for you... ooh ice cream too !!

Jinksy said...

What a fabulous bit of fun you've created here! :)

Helen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the most creative women alive.

Flag Man ~ quite hysterical.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So much fun! And it is your BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful one and that Bosco gives you lots of kisses. We celebrate the day you were born, Shay. You bring so much to all of our lives. Truly.

Lolamouse said...

Only you could have written this one! I love it! Confession: When I read "He's holding his staff," I looked at the photo to see what he was actually holding! I know, I'm perverted!
Wishing you an awesome bday and many, many more!

hedgewitch said...

I was wondering about this prompt but now see it was a birthday present to you. What could be a better gift than an excuse to write a poem about a man flourishing his flagpole and making a stone ass of himself. ;_) Happy happy, my favorite Gemini person.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

what a riot...
and it's your birthday too :)

mac said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Dear Shay !

Flag Man is riot.

ayala said...

Shay, I love this- very cool :)

Mystic Margarita said...

Ah...I love the witty satire in this fun poem! And I gather from the previous comments that it's your birthday today; so "Happy Birthday, Shay!" :)

(I know you loved the parrots, but they were too bright for my current dark mood. I hope to bring them back soon...or maybe dolphins! )

walterparada said...

What a fun, humorous take on the picture!! I have enjoyed reading the many sculpted words revolving around "Statue" and I believe the actual model who posed for this image will be happy to read them, too!

And Happy Birthday, too! Enjoy your special day!! :-)


Raven said...

Hilarious!! I'm so totally jealous of your awesome talent right now. Everything I've been writing is total Mule Puke. But at least I'm writing again.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope it's been an absolutely fantabulous day. :D

moondustwriter said...

Happy Birthday
To the talented Shay
She ooo and ahhhas
Occasional guffaws
We love each word
She crafts and she turns
To the brilliant Shay
A Happy birth day!!!

Love you mi lady!

HermanTurnip said...

Whew! Glad I'm not late to the party. Happy Birthday, Shay. May your birthday wish come true!

I'll eat a slice of devil's food cake tonight in your honor.

Shark Butt said...

Happy Birthday Shay Bosco's foodchik!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a really Happy Birthday! and lots of cake!

"With his 'roid-shrunken junk"
bwa ha ha ha ha! ROTFLMFAO!

good one, Shay! ♥

Melissa said...

Enjoyed that all the way through.

Ann Grenier said...

First good laugh I've had today! So funny. Hope your birthday was a happy one ---

Mama Zen said...

This made me HOWL!

Daryl said...

Awesome .. happiest of happy birthdays to you my friend xo

Steve Isaak said...

Fun, smile-inducing work.