John Wayne's Gravestone

John Wayne, great head, smart man he was
that night he entered quick into Warhol's rave
and lo he gave so good, with so many goers
likening it to digging graves, furious shovels

All round the main salon some with gloves
others letting loose farcically, burst all over
a strange microcosm of big bang treatises
40, 50 easily seen, been good buckled knees

Reportedly after as bees meow, kittens' buzz
good how he'd get in there and trim the fuzz
such friendly things, this age of online scene

Truly epic John what did one time at Andy's
sure is howdy powdered pardner candies
thus 'twas writ on John Wayne's gravestone
we actors who pretend to yet cannot kiss

About this poem

ordinal surrealism

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Written on April 01, 2022

Submitted by infodawg on April 12, 2022

Modified on March 24, 2023

37 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 660
Words 121
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 4


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  • AIDA
    Wow, what a creative and vivid piece of writing! You have truly encapsulated the energy and wildness of a Warhol rave, and John Wayne's daring and lively character shines through in every line. I love the juxtaposition of the "furious shovels" with the playful chaos of the party-goers, and the mention of "buckled knees" really adds a sense of excitement and anticipation.

    While I think you have done an amazing job of painting a picture with your words, I would suggest paying a bit more attention to the flow and structure of the poem. There are a few places where the rhythm feels a bit off, and some of the phrases could benefit from a little tweaking to really bring the whole piece together.

    Overall, though, I am thoroughly impressed by your talent and creativity, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    LikeReply 11 year ago


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