Smack Thompson

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My names Jack but they call me Smack on account of the rhyme Street lingo
I usually write on napkins or cardboard whatever I can get a hold of, but lately I've been couch surfing and get to use a computer AND MIGHT EVEN HAVE A LEAD ON A JOB so hopefully you'll see me on here
Starting to make some friends and read some good stuff
Hope you like my little poems.
Popular Poems
Plague Plague Plague
Dead dog dead dog
Guts all down the freeway
in a dirty red streak
fur all mangled lookin
4/4 Oglala Lakota
Look man I'm tired of racist

'Americans' talking about getting
off their land and telling mexicans
Support Our Troops
Crotchety old insane homeboy
with the scraggly ass beard
got holes in his socks, shoes, and his heart
and that ain't no metaphor -
My Night
A friend let me crash at their place tonight

so I take a peak at their laptop and play around on the internet
Getting Kicked Out
I stepped on a rusted nail
But I guess we all drip/ our tears

into champagne glasses


Bulletcookie 2017 09 March 2012
Smack lives in Seattle. The probable place of birth of Skid row. Smack is at home but homeless in his sojourns through the urban jungle and the forgotten souls of society. In our dash to self-destruction, Smack reminds us that, in the best of times and the worst of times, what matters is our humanity to each other. His poetry speaks for all of us.
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Charles Darkly 07 February 2012
Smack Thompson is either completely insane or a certifiable genius...possibly both. Once you've been sucked into Smack's bizarre but truthful world, you won't be able to leave because you won't want to anyway, and because you won't be able to get his gritty take on reality out of your head. Smack is also an extremely nice and funny guy.
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Sara Fielder 03 February 2012
Reading Smack Thompson makes me feel like I have just finished a tragic novella. You hate that's it's over and you can't wait for the next installment. Phenomenal talent.
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Jonny Brackney 18 January 2012
A one-of-a-kind poet. Homeless and most likely uneducated, Smack has a natural gift for arranging words in a way that vividly describe his dark world through the art of wonderful and haunting poetry. Smack Thompson should be famous.
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