“John is a Poet” (a poem by KPKeelan)

(for John Martinez)


My friend John is a poet.

A Great Bull of a man,

he is a supertanker

devoid of gyroscopes,

constantly shifting coordinates

from a buoy that beckons

like a sexy Siren’s song,

to a harbor of words

offering shelter in turbulent seas.

Big in every way,

he fills his space-

takes his place-

states his case-

has his way.

A friggin’ genius,

he lives in doubt,

needs your mirror

to see his face.

Invoking Truth

while creating art,

he shares lucid dreams-

propagates useful memes.

Quintessential loose cannon,

he can generate drama from ether,

cause chaos with a wink,

shed light with a syllable.

His heart is on his sleeve

and his sleeve is softest silk.

The man likes his pleasures,

luxuriating in luxury.

Holding court like a sought after soothsayer,

he jams ideas-

sheds light in dark corners-

offers absurd denials

while holding the evidence in his hands.

Outraged by injustice,

he calls us out on our hypocrisy,

makes us laugh at ourselves.

A mass of contradictions,

the man fairly bursts with love,

hasn’t a clue!


the soul of a child

in a Big Man’s body.


© KPKeelan

(10- 2- 12)


About KPKeelan

Fool, Philosopher, Lover & Dreamer, Benign TROUBLEMAKER, King and Jester of KPKworld, an online portal to visual and linguistic mystery, befuddlement and delight.
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