Genuflect before the altar of progress-
Who are You?
What would you rather be doing?
I remember when...Do you?
Questions, quotes and quips
Plastered fenders spitting soot
Violence with the Ghostbuster slash
End of Poverty
Don't eat Meat
Eat More Chikn
Some to get behind
Some to jump in front
Messages on the go
Billboards for the slow
Sentimental favorites and soon forgotten
Plant a Seed/Save a tree
Yet that feeling you must kill a tree to express
Bands get free advertising
While all their bad habits fall on you
At least that's what others may think
How can I cover up a Yankee Sticker driving through Boston?
How can I cover up Rush Is Right
driving through the East side of town
What good does it do
To express your point of view
when questions you cannot defend
When answers are solely bound to the seer
To each their own, to own their each
Break the Law, Break it all
But save the creek
and honor the treaty too
I once had a car that had so many holes
I used to joke about free air-conditioning
Then the paint turn to rust
And Stickers would patch it up
It still stopped running
It still died half an hour from home
But there was this one time,
No, not in Bandcamp-
but..no I won't that's another tale for another time--
But there was this other time,
When I ripped off the whitest sticker I had
Forgot the message
Because when I got home
I had your number
Would've been the perfect bumper sticker-
If the number wasn't wrong.
Brian is hosting Poetics over at D'Verse tonight where he provides us all with the prompt of creating a poem based off of Bumper Stickers.
This piece is a complete rambling free-write. But I would also like to say that I love reading the cars in front of me, or when I walk through a parking lot. I've always wondered why people would put stickers on their brand new. You see some cars with so many of them and wonder how could one person possibly stand for so many things. You see them and equate them to collages, bandages, billboards etc..
I used to work for a record company. God, I had boxes of stickers. I wonder what happened to them all after I sent them back.
Great prompt tonight Brian. It was good to just stream-write on the topic. Thanks.