Smack Thompson

Rookie (February 14th,1971 / Athens Georgia)

Plague Plague Plague


Dead dog dead dog
Guts all down the freeway
in a dirty red streak
fur all mangled lookin
like Bob Dylan's hair

Plague plague plague

My dog's name was Missi
after this cousin I kinda
didn't like
but I never hated either
one to where I wanted
a dead cousin or dead dog dead dog

Plague Plague Plague

My cousin never writes
so I don't know what's up with her
but I know I got a dead dog dead dog
hit by a semi and pasted on the freeway
like gaudy modern art

Plague Plague Plague

Missi was a boy and he was a good dog
now he's a dead dog dead dog
let's go get drunk and
sing songs about Missi
his favorite one was that rambling
one about
Plague Plague Plague

Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Edited: Saturday, January 14, 2012

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  • Rookie Charles Darkly (1/17/2012 9:14:00 PM)

    I love the rhythm on this one, I can almost hear a raspy voiced musician singing this. Great poem Smack! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Smack Thompson (1/16/2012 9:15:00 PM)

    Thank ya'll for yer kinds words I'll keep writing and loading them up on the computer whenever I can (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points C. Cruz (1/14/2012 2:18:00 PM)

    Dirty red streak fur... Smacked my medulla. Now we are talking words with strength and meaning. Poignant poem! (Report) Reply

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