I AM NOT IAIN

Don’t call me Lain,
I go insane whene’er you err
in saying my name. You’re rather lame
in thinking I’ll answer.

Don’t spell me Ian.
Have you not two eyes to see?
My name has two “I”s
and that would be me.

But again, I am not Iain
and that is truly a bummer,
My name is Keyboard Walt,
and Iain is the drummer.

Oh, madman across the pond,
your rhythmic beats are truly right on!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Inspired by POETIC ASIDES Day 18 – “I Am_________”

THERE’S GOOD NEWS TONIGHT

No news is good news
and there’s good news tonight!
But bad news comes without warning,
it hits the fan tomorrow morning!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Written for MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY – Day 18 On This Day

** 1930 – BBC Radio announces there is no news today.

LEAVING PHILDAELPHIA

Young man, your idea was amusing
but we were choosing to go in another direction.
But upon closer inspection, minds of a kind –
teens and queens came to find that your sounds
kept them around and off of the streets.
Great beats and dances, moving romances
and the face time was quite sublime.
Too big for the local scene, things were
hustled and rustled away from the freedom of home.
But, in climbing the Pyramid of success,
you had impressed a whole nation; influenced
the whole world. Marking time to the stroke of twelve,
delving into new years and new generations.
Pennsylvania dust never settles when you keep moving
and we were grooving to the sounds so profound.
Your name remains long after leaving Philadelphia.
You had a great beat; you made it easy to dance, too!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

For MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY Day 18 – On This Day

** On this day in 2012, American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host
Dick Clark had died of heart failure.