Vocal Prodigy

Vocal Prodigy

He inherited his talent from his father and his tio.
His guitar riffs were genius and his lyrics were all brio.
“Attaboy,” his parents said when he was in his crib,
crooning his own lyrics of his bottle and his bib.
Amidst all the strident voices, the hip-hop and the rap,
his was a sweet voice in the wilderness of all that other crap.
He crooned about the tortures of diaper rash and croup.
He made beauty of spitting up and love songs out of poop.
He was a child prodigy. Adults all sang along.
And that is why I’m lauding him with this little song.

I am under the weather today to say the least. I slept late, published my Guanajuato post, then slept in the hammock, came inside and slept some more. Woke up at 10:30 PM and got my first three prompts before my internet went out. I could get Forgottenman on Skype and he gave me the last prompt. I’m going to Skype him this silly poem and hope he can post it for me and find an illustration. Thank you, thank you, Forgottenman. My angel.


This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Vocal Prodigy

  1. slmret

    Haha! I’ve been watching the news all evening about John McCain, and then came upon this — my first reaction was that it is a cute tribute to a most extraordinary political figure!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hélène Vaillant

    Loved this poem. Great creativity in giving an image of life and events of a baby. Good use of the prompt. Be welll soon.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.