Howard Kern

Rookie (april,7,1959 / port Arthur, Texas)

An Arrogate Fool - Poem by Howard Kern

I can’t play an instrument,
Yet, I can bang a warning on a drum!
I can’t sing a pleasant tune,
Yet, I have harmony in poetic form.
I will keep banging a warning, till you hear my song!
Having little money, but rich with friends hearing my cry!
A concert of drums for those in the know and not afraid to die,
Eerie sounds of night drums, at many tribes chants.
A Calvary charge rings out at an arrogant general’s behest.
The arrogant general heeded not the warning,
Of many tribes assembling drum fests.
The general and his men died in a circle,
With many arrows in their chest,
The arrogant general died disgraced,
Left to bleed out,
As his scalp was cut from his head…


Comments about An Arrogate Fool by Howard Kern

  • Rookie ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (6/19/2009 2:51:00 AM)

    I love it..excellent images, , , a meaningful one..I can’t play an instrument,
    Yet, I can bang a warning on a drum!
    I can’t sing a pleasant tune,
    Yet, I have harmony in poetic form.
    I will keep banging a warning, till you hear my song!
    Having little money, but rich with friends hearing my cry!
    A concert of drums for those in the know and not afraid to die, (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 53,791 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/13/2009 8:53:00 PM)

    I can’t sing a pleasant tune,
    Yet, I have harmony in poetic form...... yes poems are my life.. i put everything in imaginery way..... very good write...10


    read mine ' I am zero (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (6/12/2009 3:15:00 AM)

    History unleashes the poetic failure of a dumb General.Excellent writes Howard! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 18, 2009


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