Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler


Geezer Poets


geezer poets with your guns ablaze
who pathetically pine for your glory days

who shoot down young poets at every whim
who burn their every poem, every prose, every hymn

who would curse a young poet in your final gasp
dropping your weapon from your weakening grasp...

geezer poets, you know who you are
no one gives a damn about your fallen star

and when dementia renders you unable to think
of which ends your lousy pens diffuse your stupid ink

a young poet will use your rifle's butt
to pound the tired lid of your coffin shut

Submitted: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Edited: Thursday, March 17, 2005

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  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (6/28/2007 9:37:00 AM)

    Love it. The wonderful irony of this is in it's impeccable rhyme which is a rather conservative way to put a poem together. A lot of geezers would approve the form while grumbling about the content. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vincent James Turner (11/26/2006 6:54:00 AM)

    love it all, the last two lines says it all!

    Robin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Goldy Locks (7/15/2006 2:51:00 AM)

    i thought this was great, DIEnamic. stickin' it to the man, as God intended.
    & nice rhymes. Sus. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike Finley (4/14/2006 11:03:00 AM)

    Owwwwwww! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (3/18/2006 5:36:00 AM)

    Shooting from the hip. A neat and fun piece. Enjoyed! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Paul Shaffer (1/5/2006 2:58:00 PM)

    Scary stuff, and nice work with rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Cj Heck (11/25/2005 11:03:00 AM)

    Excellent poem, Jake - although I'm feeling like I might be one of the geezers, Lord, help me. But I did enjoy reading this poem.
    My warmest regards and respect,
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (10/19/2005 11:20:00 AM)

    ...yeah, I could be like that when I'm older... neat as always, Jake. Rich Hanson too has a sharp poem about an ex-hot geezer poet on the faculty staff... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (9/22/2005 9:15:00 AM)

    yes, yes LOL until I realize I AM a geezer poet to any 30 year old. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 249 Points Uriah Hamilton (9/8/2005 1:14:00 PM)

    Not a bad poem, but I hope one day, you and I become geezer poets, I think I hope that, I don't hope the part about putting other poets' work down. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amberlee Carter (3/17/2005 5:21:00 PM)

    awww, jake, why ya got to be so mean? la sigh...
    hey, you ever read this piece?

    To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine

    YOU say, as I have often given tongue
    In praise of what another's said or sung,
    'Twere politic to do the like by these;
    But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?

    William Butler Yeats (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/17/2005 4:45:00 PM)

    Lest you think so, I did not rate your poem numerically. Couldn't allow myself to stoop that low.
    H (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/17/2005 4:35:00 PM)

    I thought this rather immature, even for a poet that has not as yet reached geezer territory (and never may) .
    I thought we had a bit of a consensus to try to 'get along', to pull back the fangs somewhat, basing at least the immediate future upon mutual respect?
    This, Jake, is not a good example.
    Shows the advantage that geezers enjoy: Life experience and maturity.
    Motto after 50.....NMB (no more bullshit) .
    What are YOU doing?
    H (Report) Reply

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