Mike Hester

The Onomatopoeia Marching Band - Poem by Mike Hester

Here they come - the finest in the land,
Known from Argentina to the plains of Kazakhstan;
They can make the school-boys cheer,
Or the haughty ladies weep –
When they do the thing they do
While strutting down the street.

(And they go)

Boom-katchung, boom-katchung, boom-katchung,
Ding, ding, ding!
Boom-katchung, boom-katchung, boom-katchung,
Ding, ding, ding!
Shoom (lackalackalaka) Shoom (lackalackalacka) Shoom (lackalackalacka)
Beep, beep, beep!
Shoom (lackalackalaka) Shoom (lackalackalacka) Shoom (lackalackalacka)
Beep, beep, beep!

They can do a wicked Wagner,
Or a cool Nutcracker Suite -
While bundled-up like Eskimos in the desert heat.
They could even make The Pope shout, “Damn, who was that, man? ”
Who is it? (I think you know)
It’s The Onomatopoeia Marching Band!

(And they go)

Zing (zagzag) zing, zing, zing (zagzag) zing zing, zing (zagzag) zing, zing,
Floom (blatherblatherblather) floom (blatherblatherblather) floom (blatherblatherblather)
Zippy-dippy boink-boink, zippy-dippy boink-boink, zippy-dippy, boink-boink,

Boom babba loom loom, wink, wink.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2008

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