Cartoonish Life Poem by David DeSantis

Cartoonish Life

Rating: 3.2

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:
and boring.

Over inflated egos tend to burst all at once,
and Snuffleupagus was always more than
Big Bird.

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

Now you tell me who has an ego.

Copyright (c)David DeSantis

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: humor
Christine Austin Cole 15 May 2008

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

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Joseph Poewhit 15 May 2008

Popularity inflates a lot of balloons

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Tai Chi Italy 15 May 2008

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

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Stone Granite 15 May 2008

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.

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Alison Cassidy 15 May 2008

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 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Kesav Easwaran 28 May 2008

somebody had who let it go...burst you! 10/10

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Loyd C Taylor Sr 23 May 2008

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

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Vidyadhar Durgekar 21 May 2008

good work with words......................

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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.

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R H 17 May 2008

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.

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