Thursday, May 14, 2015

To My Darling, To Make Short Work of Noobs

"Your love is really an experience." --Taj Mahal

My Love, never waste your singular self on
unworthy noobs
or stammering, unprepared buffoons.

Behold the noob.
Harken to my inquiry of the noob,
to explain in stanzas, equations, hymns, vulgarities and riddles
your sexy cool self.

"Uh...well, basically...."
The noob has no idea.

Placing the noob in an open field,
we introduce them to the updraft that is you,
the rotation and charge. 
The noob, covered in ice, returns to earth at speed.
The noob breaks a windshield, then spins away with someone's roof.

Placing the noob in the lion's den,
the noob becomes a yolk within a shell of teeth, tongue, jaws.
In this way, the noob studies your sharpness, your appetites,
your sudden strike and your tendency to toy with things.
Lucky noob, copying down the poetry of your rough tongue!

Placing the noob in a tossing sea,
overboard is the only place to be,
cataloging starfish,
hammerheads,
heat vents,
and written cautions to just go with it, not to rise too fast,
and a decompression chamber at the ready in case of the bends.

My Love, discard and forget the noobs.
You are the lioness riding a funnel cloud and carrying a beach umbrella.
With you is the cub, the dust devil, the sharky koi pond,
so that it all might continue into the next generation.
That is the only noob you need.
________

for Marian's music prompt at Real Toads. My title is a tongue-in-cheek play on Herrick's  "To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time."

  

14 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this, first word to last!

hedgewitch said...

"and a decompression chamber at the ready in case of the bends." yes, that might be all that saves the noob's life here. Very intriguing use of words! ;_)

Sara said...

Okay, I had to look up the meaning of "noob." Buffoon, I got, but I had never heard of a "noob" before.

I'm getting too old. The new words are just piling up at my door. Pretty soon I won't be able to talk to anyone without having to consult the Urban Dictionary. It's so sad:~(

On the other hand, I liked the poem especially the image created by these words: "You are the lioness riding a funnel cloud and carrying a beach umbrella..." Now, that's a sight to see!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is simply amazing..! :D
Loved the flow of rhythm in the poem.

Placing the noob in an open field,
we introduce them to the updraft that is you,
the rotation and charge.

Loved this stanza the most..!
Beautifully penned Shay :D

Lots of love
Sanaa

De said...

A call to daughters everywhere. Love this. Especially this vivid, arresting image:
"You are the lioness riding a funnel cloud and carrying a beach umbrella."

K9friend said...

As others have already said, I loved the image evoked by "You are the lioness riding a funnel cloud and carrying a beach umbrella."

I've raised a strong woman and I'm so very proud of her!

Pat
Critter Alley

Sioux said...

My daughter is a strong woman, and I think her daughter is going to be the strongest of us all.

It's been ages since I've listened to Taz Mahal. Thank you.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an amazing call to arms! A poem all young girls should read.

Mama Zen said...

This is so you. I adore it!

brudberg said...

I think the though of a shark koi pond will linger for a while :-)

espresso and a cherry said...

The part about the lion's den is my favorite. The object of your affection must be quite the sharp animal if she can make people (idiots or otherwise) willing to climb into her mouth of their own volition, just to get a better view of her tongue, cheek, and teeth.

Marian said...

Sanaa already picked out the part I love, but it's so great, what the heck here it is:

Placing the noob in an open field,
we introduce them to the updraft that is you,
the rotation and charge.

Fantastic image, and I love the feeling that brings up on me. Updraft! Yes!

Herotomost said...

Justice....how good is that, lol. Written in bad girl fashion with just a hint knowing when its time pass the torch. You gotta raise em right, you gotta be the strength until they got the swagger. You definitely don't suck.

Daryl said...

such a timely rad for me ... i was watching on YouTube a celebration of life of a friend's recent passing which sadly i wasn't able to attend .. such a perfect follow up was this .. thank you