Step right up come one come all,
You ladies and you fellas,
The writers in this reading hall,
Speak to us with novellas,
And poetry which rings so fine,
Great stories they do write,
Their humor brings a laugh divine,
If you should read tonight.
Now should you need a concise rant,
On how algorithms flow,
There’s one who’ll give you his own slant,
Just read some Lon Shapiro.
Oh, with his help you’ve connected dots?
He’s really a top-notch feller,
Perhaps today you need life thoughts,
Then how about some White Feather?
So, Karen’s always arting art,
And we all get to read,
Who knows, maybe we’ll soon get a part,
In her latest collaborative deed.
Maybe you need some strong opines,
Some writing pure and sage,
Then search no more, we’ll help you find,
Helen Cassidy Page.
There’s plenty more so settle in,
And we don’t have to sell her,
She often takes us for a spin,
Yes, we mean Kristi Keller.
Another classy dame she shines,
Her writing style is in,
She’s really neat, a rare fine wine,
We’re talking Sherry McGuinn.
If laughter’s your game you’ve found the place,
Here humor doth abound,
Roz Warren’s stuff sure keeps the pace,
When she clowns around.
Here, fez-wearing skeletons come to life,
They really bring a laugh,
Give Roy a read, he’s certainly rife,
With many a tawdry gaff.
Now, Sarah Lofgren’s tongue in cheek,
Will make you laugh so hard,
We recommend you take a peek,
As she plays her silly card.
But now this show is on a roll,
We’ll not let up one bit,
So cool and yet he brings some soul,
Mark Starlin’s One Minute Wit.
And if you’re into rhyming time,
Funny guys blowing smoke,
Try There Is No Crime in Rhymin,
Joe’s a real deal woke, bloke.
Read T.S.’s woes, she writes from jail,
Fell prey to a curation bust,
She doesn’t care if we post bail,
She writes because she must.
When Tommy goes so far out there,
It’s fun to go with him,
He’ll tell you things, you’ll pull your hair,
But you’ll surely laugh and grin.
But that’s not all here in this hall,
A read of Leslie shows,
Us how to write and stand up tall.
And what we need to grow.
Lean in with Bridget she’ll set you straight,
Emotional intelligence her groove,
And sometimes right out of the gate,
Her humor busts a move.
Dear Agnes she, kickboxing does,
But writes a mean haiku,
She then removes her boxing gloves,
Her soul, she lets us view.
Let’s not forget, traceybyfire,
Who’ll tell you of her ex,
But that’s not all and we admire,
Her articles on sex.
Another writer she struts her stuff,
In many special ways,
With Vanessa, you just can’t get enough,
She’s not a passing phase.
Then Adam, he always shows you how,
To live in peace with the pain,
A valiant warrior he is now,
His strength and will are plain.
A singer she’s a poet free,
Michelle, it is her name,
We read about her musical sprees,
Like all here, she’s got game.
AsplainNNN he_A poet be,
Le_SSA_lle give him his d_ewe,
kurt’s poems to no one take a Kn_EEE,
He’s a master at them, who knew?
So many more here shine their lights,
To mention all is folly,
But if we could we’d give sound bites,
To all of them by golly.
This show’s the biggest and most wonderous place,
Here, many writers grow,
So keep your reading at a steady pace.
There’s many in the show.
Don’t worry if you missed the show tonight,
They’ll be right here next time.
It’s okay ’cause these writers write,
Each day they post sublime.
Thanks For Reading
Author’s note: After starting this I began to realize I only scratched the surface of mentioning all the wonderful writers who signed up for this mission we’re on.
An attempt to list each and every one in a single post would have pushed the read time to somewhere in the neighborhood of three days, maybe even a week.
And who has that kind of time?
If you’ll kindly drop me a line I’ll make a note to add you to my next poetic rambling if you’d like.
In my defense, this is the very first time I’ve tried something like this, so I was a little worried about pissing somebody off. Then I thought, “oh what the hell.”
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