Treasure Island

David DeSantis

(01/29/85 / Utica, NY)

**A Cartoonish Life


Never really one
for popularity contests
Yet somehow
popularity found me.

Intangible leadership
skills perhaps,
overrated influence
more likely.

The first time I had sex
I was an amateur at best.
the first re-telling to my friends
I was Ron Jeremy in 1975.

Sometimes I wonder
if i build myself up
or myself builds me.

One thing is for certain:
talk,
talk,
talk,
useless
and boring.

Over inflated ego's tend to burst all at once,
and Snuffaluffagus was always cooler than
Big Bird.

As a child I related to him,
along with Daffey Duck,
and Gonzo,

Now you tell me who has an ego.


Copyright (c) David DeSantis

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Edited: Monday, February 16, 2009

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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/23/2008 6:27:00 AM)

    Hello there friend. What an imagination you have! Great read!
    Hey, I have a new poem Beautiful America, let me know what you think.
    Have a great one!
    Loyd (Report) Reply

  • Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (5/20/2008 3:08:00 PM)

    Es and Superego defend themselves well in this struggle. I was thinking about a cartoonish life as well. Cartoons: identifications of our childhood's life. (Report) Reply

  • R H (5/17/2008 1:18:00 PM)

    Honest and revealing, this well grounded piece reflects on the past to understand the present in a series of personal recollections - each one another frame in the narrator's colourful portrait. Original as ever... justine. (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (5/16/2008 10:11:00 AM)

    HaHaaaaaa, great piece bro, yep with you 99% though my hero of the cartoons is Danger Mouse, and Hong Kong Fewi....but everything else spot on mate.
    Our firsts? ? ? ......should I admit? ? ......but Ron Jeremy couldn't hold a light to me lol...fantastic piece yet again 10/10

    Ya gonna be famous bro

    best wishes
    Jon. (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (5/15/2008 6:52:00 PM)

    This is an enchanting poem with just the right mix of self-deprecation and lunacy to charm the reader. Egotism, loss of Virginity and Snuffluffagus - what a brilliant combination. Works a treat. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Stone Granite (5/15/2008 6:42:00 PM)

    Dude, I laughed out loud when I read this. All men can relate to the subsequent tellings of our “first.” I was sneakily reading the poem, hidden from the purview of a bunch of my buddies nearby and upon laughing out loud they had to know. I will have you know, that I read your poem to them and they all gave it high praise. You have to see this lot to appreciate it! Absolutely great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tai Chi Italy (5/15/2008 6:39:00 PM)

    Loved this David, I don't know who Rob Jeremy was, but I assume a great lover? Smiling at you, being one but not knowing these things, they just come naturally! lol Yes! popularity is a great ego inflater, the difference between us and them, is that we live it they just write it and hope it doesn't rub thin! the personality I mean....smiling more, Tai (Report) Reply

  • Christine Austin Cole (5/15/2008 6:20:00 PM)

    Agreed - Snuffaluffagus is WAY cooler than the Bird. And yep - Gonzo rocks (but Animal could give him a run for his money and those old guys in the balcony seriously slay me) . I could do without the Duckman - but it I had to choose between him and the mouse - Daffy wins hands down.

    All that aside....... this is kind of like one of those puddles that Wile E Coyote falls in sometimes. It looks pretty harmless enough - but if you step in it, you find yourself up to your eyeballs in stuff. Unexpectedly deep in a very cool way. I like it. Muse on, poet.

    Christine (Report) Reply

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