What if people were poems,
what type of poem would you be?
I’d be a Slam
my story always under scrutiny.
Obama would be a Spenserian stanza
with a long term of 8 years.
Ghandi would be a stanza
shifting thought and time to tears.
Madonna would be a Renga
reinventing herself over and again
her poets – the genres and decades,
but most of all her men.
Martin Luther King is a Refrain
I have a dream being quoted again and again.
Mohammed Ali stinging like a bee
is clearly a Prose Poem to me.
Nelson Mandela, what more can we say?
He surely is a Panegyric in so many ways.
Justin Bieber is an occasional poem that we read,
occasionally he’s a mummy’s boy,
occasionally a gangsta wannabe.
Then there’s Putin over to the East
he surely is a Mock Epic,
perhaps one day the subject of a poetic feast.
Jesus would be a Hymn,
that’s a form of poem didn’t you know?
If religion was the subject
he somewhat stole the show.
Bill Clinton would be a Lament,
Monica Lewinsky a Romance –
a secret love that never happened,
it was a cigar in his pants.
John Major, once leader of British politics,
he would be an Elegy
full of grey and melancholic lyrics.
Usain Bolt is a Haiku
for obvious reason I need not explain
but for those that need help,
so fast it’s insane.
I know of a woman,
that is an Anagram through and through,
her name is Jennifer Aniston
spelled “fine in torn jeans” to me and you.