Hey, Tumblr world! I know you don’t see enough of my text in motion. Mostly it’s reblogging awesome posters. I’m just saying, if you want more in depth coverage of my life (which is odd, but okay), just visit Facebook.
If you seriously don’t have my Facebook, I’ll lend it to you, but the chances of you being my friend are complicated. You have to be someone I either know in person, or a mutual friend. Trust me, after having some Asian guy accidentally become my brother in the statuses and some guy named Dogma Central hit me up, I am so over random friend requests.
It’s weird because that was essentially my MySpace life. I miss the convenience of that site, but not the spammers. I guess Facebook will do until then.
So yeah, every now and then, I get an assignment from school that gets me to write something creative. Okay, the class is creative writing, so the statement is named monotonous. But usually, I turn in work that is not entirely me for one reason or another (sometimes sheer motivation). However, I’ve been thinking this one over and I think I like it.
The teacher assigned us to write a sonnet. I’ve never written one and was a little intimidated, but once I got hold of a theme, I ran with it. Being an avid fan of Exit Through the Gift Shop, I began to think of graffiti, notably in bathrooms.
It was hard for me to come up with something as in depth and meaningful as I had mapped out in my head (I wanted a whole sub-rant on Banksy, but 14 lines can’t cover that), but what I did cover was pretty impressive.
I think my biggest sense of accomplishment is that I did it in iambic pentameter with 8 syllables to 14 lines.
So, now that I’ve written the preface, why don’t we just dive in. I’m not expecting you to like it, but then again, I suppose this makes up for months of just reblogging posters.
THE DEBATE ON MODERN ART:
As I sit in a public bathroom,
I see graffiti on the wall
Saying west side this, Lakers suck…
It makes me sad to know that they
Won’t get respect from artists
Who put work into each project
Where they write politically
Relevant statements to make the
Viewer think of something profound.
It’s a shame this bathroom won’t get
Any respect because in the
Five minutes when your brain needs time
To think, you are stuck reading the
Work of a talentless dropout.
Hope you like. I’m impressed that it only took 20 minutes to structure and edit. I guess being a writer for 14 years pays off.
I just hope my teacher gives me an A for this effort.